Lagos, 23 March, 2023 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese has condemned “in very strong terms” vices in the recently held Gubernatorial elections.
In a Wednesday, March 22 statement, which the Director of Social Communications of the Nigerian Archdiocese issued, Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins highlights ethnic profiling, hate speech, and violence among the vices that characterized the March 18 poll, terming them “unfortunate and unacceptable”
Media reports have indicated a “deluge” of fake news on social media forums, with experts and activists crediting political actors for expanding “the scope of misinformation”.
In the March 22 statement, Fr. Anthony Godonu says that the Local Ordinary of Lagos Archdiocese “condemned in very strong terms all forms of ethnic profiling, utterances, and violence witnessed in some parts of Lagos state, before, during, and after the recent elections.”
Archbishop Adewale describes as “unfortunate and unacceptable, the tension, hate speech and violence, especially before, during and after the recent Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections in some parts of the state.”