By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN—AHEAD of the July 2016 governorship election in Edo State, chairman of Edo State Peace and Conflict Resolution Committee, Chief Eduwu Obasogie, has warned politicians and some individuals in the state against making what he called reckless and irresponsible utterances capable of causing a breach of public peace in the state.
Obasogie, in a statement in Benin, yesterday, said that apart from overheating the polity, such unguarded statements were capable of creating tension and disaffection in the state.
He said: “We cannot fold our hands and watch individuals take the law into their hands by conducting themselves in manners capable of creating tension in the state. While we appreciate the essence of the right to freedom of speech as enshrined in the constitution, it is not also in doubt that when views are expressed deliberately to cause disaffection or to incite the public, refuge cannot be found under the umbrella of the right to freedom of speech.”