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Hate Speeches: PDP Reacts To Steps Taken By Osinbajo To Address Tension In The Country

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has been commended for the steps he has taken to address the tension brewing in the country occasioned by “hate speeches’’
Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, Chairman, PDP National Caretaker Committee, said at a news conference on Wednesday, June 21, in Abuja, that Osinbajo deserved to be commended.
Makarfi, however, called on the government to build on the effort by making all sections to be viable and operate an inclusive government.
He advised the government to ensure that its programmes, policies and steps were tailored in a manner that no section of this country would have the impression that it didn’t count.
Makarfi also called on leaders and governments at all levels to handle emerging challenges confronting the nation in the best way possible.
According to him, the emerging challenges include insecurity in the North-East, herdsmen/farmers’ clashes, kidnappings as well as agitations and counter-agitations for secession.
He said that PDP believed that human and national development normally had challenges, but that “handling of such challenges determines the direction that the development takes’’.
As a country and a people, we have faced several developmental challenges; some have been resolved while many others are yearning for resolution.
“Even after such resolution as it’s typical of the evolution of human societies, we should expect to be confronted by new and emerging challenges.
“It is thus the responsibility of each generation of our leaders to grapple with and handle such emerging challenges in the best way possible. It is always a work in progress,’’ Markafi said.
He added that while PDP had no problem with agitations, those calling for succession should respect the rights legitimate rights and dignity of other citizens.
The chairman described recent altercation which degenerated into the issuance of ultimatum and counter-ultimatum for some Nigerians to leave certain parts of the country as an ill-wind that blew no good.
“Hate speeches either coming from the North, South, East or West must be avoided and be condemned by all of us.’’
Makarfi, however, prayed for President Muhammadu Buhari, and wished him quick recovery.


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