A Presidential Aspirant of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Prince Adewole Adebayo has called for the enforcement of laws to combat hate and lawlessness in the country.
This is contained in a statement signed by him while reacting on the murder of Deborah Samuel over an allegation of blasphemy.
“There must be stipulated laws and enforcement to combat hate and lawlessness.
Justice must be done in all cases not just for the victim of today, but for the overall safety and health of all because perpetrators today can be victims tomorrow,” he said.
It urges leaders to study the issues, find out the truth, do justice and unite the people.
“We now understand the issue to be an inexcusable murder in reaction to religious provocation founded on ignorance and intolerance, we must avoid defaming all for the misdeeds of a few and we must not exploit anger and grief for any other motive than seeking justice and calming frayed nerves” Adebayo stated
It also advises Nigerians to love one another and shelve regional and religious differences.
“At this moment, let us not be Moslems or Christians, North or South, East or West. Let us be human and humane. Let us seek justice not revenge. Let us invoke the law with truth, let us unite for justice not polarisation.
“Those in leadership should recognize the stubborn descent into habitual anarchy in our society and arrest it now.
According to the Presidential hopeful lynching takes place nationwide on a daily basis but unlawful killings and unexplained deaths pervade the land in all corners.
It calls on leaders to address growing intolerance in the land.
By Georgina Humphrey