Ondo Govt. Knocks Presidency Over Emotional Attachment With Fulani Herdsmen

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Akeredolu Vows Not To Let Herdsmen Overrun Ondo State
Akeredolu Vows Not To Let Herdsmen Overrun Ondo State

The Ondo State Government has lampooned the presidency over it’s stance on the directive of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu that herdsmen should vacate the state’s forest reserves due to the rising spate on insecurity.

The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo while reacting to a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, declared that the presidency was emotionally attached to Fulani herdsmen.

Ojogo said Shehu’s comment was inimical to the existence of Nigeria.

He clarified that “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.

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“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.”

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