The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Dr Walid Jibrin, has faulted the claim made by Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore that all lands in Nigeria belong to the Fulani.
Acccording to him, it is wrong for some Fulani leaders to be saying that Nigerian territories belong to Fulanis
The PDP Chieftain personally wrote and signed the statement on Tuesday.
He called on the people of Oyo and Ondo States to embrace dialogue with Fulani communities living in their midst..
Jibrin in his statement erroneously believe that Akeredolu had ordered Fulani herdsmen to leave Ondo by giving them ultimatum
He said, “I am calling on all Nigerians, especially the Ondo and Oyo states’ governors, all security outfits in the affected states and the Fulani to adopt the necessary reconciliation tactics and rely on effective dialogue in solving all misunderstandings going on among the states and the Fulani living in the states.
“Yorubas, Igbos, Ijaws and the Fulanis must live peacefully forever. I do not support anyone who says that all lands in Nigeria belong to the Fulani. All lands belong to every state.
“I support governors trying to solve these problems between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in every state. The order given to Fulani residing in Ondo to evacuate from the state immediately should be reversed and allow the elders and governors forum to handle this matter peacefully and amicably.
“As a prominent Fulani leader myself and responsible elder statesman, I am making all efforts to invite all Fulani associations to come together for a truce that will solve this matter without any fight or war.
“We have been living peacefully in Nigeria since after the Biafran War. May I congratulate all our state governors for their efforts in handling the Fulani herdsmen issues, hoping that the problems will soon come to pass.”
Recall that Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore had on Sunday declared that all lands in the country belong to the Fulani .
On Monday, the South-West governors, met and agreed to stop open grazing and underage grazing .