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Shunning hate speech not enough, we must shun ‘hate conduct’— Ekweremadu

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Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu Saturday urged Nigerians to shun ‘hate conduct’ in order to foster peaceful coexistence in the country.

Ekweremadu made the call in Enugu at the inauguration of the District Governor of Rotary International, District 91422 Nigeria, Dr Dan Ajawara.

According to a statement by his Media Adviser, Uche Anichukwu, on Saturday in Abuja, Ekweremadu said, “It is not enough to preach against hate speeches.

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“We must also guard against hate conduct in our various capacities because hate conducts are not only worse than hate speeches, they beget hate speeches, strife, and restiveness.

He said people were better influenced by actions that promoted peace, tolerance and love.

Speaking on the theme: “Be an Inspiration to the World”, he said: “Perhaps, nothing captures matters of inspiration better than the English idiom, ‘Action speaks louder than voice’.

Ekweremadu was represented by the Chairman, House Committee on Works, Rep. Toby Okechukwu.

 

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