By Oyewale Oyelola
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) Presidential Aspirant, Prince Adewole Adebayo has counselled the Federal and State governments on ways to restore public peace in Sokoto after killing of Deborah Samuel by extremists.
Prince Adewole Adebayo in a statement issued on Saturday via Twitter, urged Nigerians to support the Sokoto State Government to restore order.
The statement read:
At this moment, let us not be moslems or christians, north or south, east or west. Let us be human and humane. Let us seek justice not revenge. Let us invoke the law with truth. Let us support the Sokoto State Government to restore order. Let us unite for justice not polarize
What must we do? We must condemn unlawful killing no matter the passion invoked. We cannot afford a failed state. We must educate our citizens about own religious traditions and beliefs and those of others in same society to avoid the dire effects of ignorance and intolerance.
We must stipulate laws and enforce them to combat hate and lawlessness. Justice must be done and be seen to be done in all cases not just for the victim of today but for the overall safety and health of all because perpetrators of today can be victims tomorrow. We must speak up
We must avoid defaming all for the misdeeds of a few. We must not exploit anger and grief for any other motive than seeking justice and calming frayed nerves. We must not reignite age old disputes or expand cracks in our society. There are only two sides: law versus lawlessness