Oyegun to FG: Fish out perpetrators of anti-Igbo song:, tell
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, and rights groups have condemned a hate song targeted at the Igbo.
Odigie-Oyegun, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, advised the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to order security agencies to fish out the sponsors of the song.
In his statement, the APC national chairman described perpetrators of hate-speeches, images and songs as worse than the dreaded Boko Haram.
Odigie-Oyegun added that the anti-Igbo song that was being circulated, especially in the northern part of the country, was “dangerous and despicable.”
He said, “Every ethnic-based war started with hate speech.
“Rwanda remains a classic example on our continent. However, even as terrible as Rwanda was, it would be nothing compared to what could happen if a huge country like Nigeria is allowed to fall into the disaster of hate-driven conflict.
“We we must all rise to condemn this shameful act with one voice.”
SERAP Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, said, “The law enforcement agencies should take pre-emptive action against the song.”
The pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere through its spokesman, Yinka Odumakin also condemned the anti-Igbo song.
Odumakin said, “It is a sign of clear and present danger that this country is inching towards a Rwandan situation. The Nigerian authorities are so lame that they cannot lift a finger to do the right thing.”
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar had on Monday condemned the hate song, which is being circulated in the north, warning that the country should not be allowed to slide into genocide like Rwanda.
Meanwhile the police have said they are on the trail of the song and will fish out the sponsors and the composer.