2023 Election Election Headline News

NHRC cautions politicians against hate speech

The Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission Chief Tony Ojukwu addressing journalists in Abuja

Photo credit: Tanimu Salihu/Radio Nigeria

As Nigerians await the results of the Saturday’s election from the ongoing collation of the Presidential election, the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has cautioned politicians and other political actors to refrain from hate speech or remarks capable of disrupting the ongoing process.

Briefing journalists in Abuja on just concluded elections, the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Chief Tony Ojukwu said the turnout and the determination of the citizens to perform their civic responsibility was commendable.

Chief Ojukwu emphasised that the commission would hold any individuals or group accountable for any breach of peace or promoting violence in the ongoing process.

Chief Ojukwu, explained that the commission observed late arrival of materials to some polling units as well as vote buying during Saturday’s election.

The NHRC called on INEC to improve on some of the challenges in the next month’s governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections.

Chief Ojukwu urged Nigerians to remain calm, patriotic and loyal to the laws of the country.

Reporting by Tanimu Salihu; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade & Adeniyi Bakare