Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday read the riot act to purveyors of hate speeches, saying they won’t be allowed to destabilise the country.
The Federal Government, he said, would ensure the country’s unity, adding that nobody would be allowed to get away with seditious speeches.
“As a government, we are determined to ensure the unity of the country along the lines of our constitution and I want to say that hate and divisive speeches or divisive behaviour where it is illegal will be met with the full force of the law,” the Acting President said at a meeting with some elders from the North at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Some members of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), among other groups, were at the meeting.
It was the first in the series of meetings with leaders from the six geo-political zones over the brewing discontent between the North and the Southeast.
Last week, the Coalition of Northern Youths (CNY) gave easterners in the North 90 days to quit.
The ultimatum followed the May 30 sit-at-home observed by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the east to mark the 50th anniversary of Biafra.