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“Are the herdsmen who terrorize us more important than govt?” Akeredolu fires back at presidency


Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s  government of Ondo has fired back at Buhari’s Government concerning the warning the presidency gave to the state government following the quit notice given to the unregistered herdsmen by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

The state government in its response, took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, saying that tthe presidency is emotionally attached to Fulani herdsmen.

The reaction of the state government was made by the StateCommissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo

Recall that Garba Shehu had condemned the directive by the Ondo State government.

The state government gave a reposte, saying that Shehu’s comment was dangerous to the existence of Nigeria.

Ogojo said: “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.”