Ondo Rep Member, Gboluga Condemns Attack on Nigerians in South Africa

September 3, 2019

1.6 min readCategories: News

Member of the House of representatives representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal constituency, Hon. Ikengboju Gboluga, has condemned in strong terms, the recent  xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa. 

Gboluga through a statement signed by his media consultant, Israel Fagbemigun, Tuesday in Abuja, emphasized the need for the disgruntled South Africans to respect the right of other African citizens across the continent to live peacefully as law abiding residents in any country of their choices as enshrined in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

The Ikale born Lawmaker said:

“Article 4 & 6 of the African Charter on Human and People’s right is very cleared. Human beings are inviolable. Every human being shall be entitled to respect for his life and the integrity of his person. No one may be arbitrarily deprived of this right.”

“Every individual shall have the right to liberty and to the security of his person. No one may be deprived of his freedom except for reasons and conditions previously laid down by law. In particular, no one may be arbitrarily arrested or detained.”

“Our brothers in South Africa must also remember the historical contributions of the Nigerian government and people to the anti aparthied struggle for their liberation, when over $10.5 million dollars was donated to the Southern Africa Relief Fund (SAFR) by the Nigerian workers and students”. 

“It is also worthy of note that the stay of Nigerians in their country has not been without tangible economic gain to their government.”

“I therefore call on the Federal government to expedite actions on calling the South Africa government to prevent further escalation of the attacks and ensure that every victim of these heinous crimes against humanity is adequately compensated. Those found guilty of this xenophobic crime must also be made to face the full rot of the law and consequences of their actions, as it is not only condemnable but morally reprehensible”, Gboluga added in the statement.

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