The Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa made this known at the 2019 General Harvest at the Cathedral Church of the Advent Anglican Communion, Abuja, the governor stressed that the “whole world was moving away from capital punishment as a penalty for an offence.”
He noted that it would not be right for the country to resort to death penalty at this time and age.
Okowa said: “I condemn hate speech in totality but we shouldn’t be moving in that direction; it is not the right part, more so, when people could misjudge the intentions of whosoever is making a speech.
“We may not know who will be the determinant at the end of the day and what will constitute the entirety of the hate speech.”
“So, you may just find innocent souls dying for nothing and this are souls created by God and not by man.”