Governors oppose death penalty for hate speech offenders

Thu Nov 21st, 2019 - Abuja (FCT)

Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has opposed the death penalty proposed for hate speech offenders by the Senate.

Speaking at the end of the meeting of the governors in Abuja on Wednesday night, NGF vice-chairman and Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, said that no governor has come out openly to support the death penalty as punishment for defaulters of the Hate Speech bill still in the National Assembly.

Tambuwal, who urged the National Assembly to conduct Public Hearing on the Hate Speech Bill, said that the views of the people must be taken very seriously.




source: Guardian