Herdsmen quit notice: Ondo govt fires back at presidency

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

The Ondo State Government has stated that Nigeria’s unity is under threat because President Muhammadu Buhari’ led administration is emotionally attached to Fulani herdsmen.

The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo was reacting to the statement by the Presidency against the directive of the State government banning the operation of unregistered Fulani herdsmen in its forest.

President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu had condemned the directive by the Ondo State government.

However, Ojogo insisted that Shehu’s comment was inimical to the existence of Nigeria.

Ojogo, in a statement, said Shehu had stated “unambiguously, the position of the Federal Government.

“The Ondo State Government did not ask Fulani to leave the state.

“The governor said herdsmen who are unregistered should leave our forests.

“The statement from Garba Shehu is brazen display of emotional attachments and it’s very inimical to the corporate existence of Nigeria.

“We need clearly defined actions on the part of the Federal Government to decimate the erroneous impression that the inspiration of these criminal elements masquerading as herdsmen is that of power.

“Our unity is threatened, no doubt.

“It (statement) states in a breath that the governor fights crime with passion while it is prevaricating on the atrocities.

“The question is, are the herdsmen who are perpetrating murder, kidnapping and robbery more important than government and even the Federal Government in this case?

“Ethnic nationality and activism on the part of anyone hiding under the Presidency or federal government is an ill wind.”

2 COMMENTS

  1. Kudos to Governor Aketedolu. In all honesty the atrocities committed by Fulani’s and the kid glove of the Fulani led Federal government on them is a testimony that the Yoruba nation should now stand up to say no, enough is enough. Governor Akeredolu should go ahead and eject the Fulani killers. The Yoruba’s should line up with Akeredolu, Sunaday Igboho and others to reject this brazing domination by the armed bandicts called Fulani herdsmen. My own take.

  2. That the presidency responded to the coments made by Bishop Kukah and quit notice given to unregistered herdsmen in Ondo state by the state government in such a manner is an eloquent testimony of the source of evil things happening in Nigeria today. The problem Nigeria is facing today is directly coming from those in power. The box of Nigeria’s problem stops on them. Still they don’t care about the poor masses. They careless about the people they are ruling. They are only after grabbing the wealth of the country and how to share it. Nigerians will still face more problems as far as this present government is concerned because they are not ready to change.

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