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2023 Elections: Peter Obi Dissociates Self From Nationwide Protest Amid NHRC Hate Speech Concerns

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Labour Party presidential candidate of the just concluded presidential election, Peter Obi, has dissociated himself from the purported Monday 20th of March 2023 nationwide protest posted across social media platforms with “EndINEC”, “ENDNigeria” as hashtags. Also, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed concern over the rise in the spread of hate speech across the country. 

Peter Obi in a tweet dissociated himself from the protest, claiming that the opposition was behind the campaign, he further stated that he had publicly declared that he would reclaim his stolen mandate through the courts and by due process.









The NHRC has also expressed concern about the rise in hate speech across the country, fueled by politicians seeking political patronage. The commission added that ethnic and religious sentiments are being used to create division, fear, and hatred among different groups.

It noted that hate speech has crept into places of worship where religious leaders are also help spreading the hate. The Executive Secretary of the Commission Chief Tony Ojukwu, SAN, ahead of the Gubernatorial and State Assembly election enjoyed the citizens' stay away from divisive comments as it may have dire consequences for different religious and ethnic groups.