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Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by dre11(m): 7:41am On Jun 06
Herdsmen crisis: Akeredolu’s membership of APC threatened over clash with presidency, others

Following the spate of insecurity across the country, most of the state governors are overwhelmed as armed herdsmen, bandits and gunmen operate in their states unchecked.

With Ondo State serving as a gateway to the northern part of the country, the activities of the invading marauders were recorded in most parts of the state as they used the state to spread their criminal activities to other South-West states.

Concerned by what the people had been subjected to, Governor Akeredolu stood up to protect the state.

With the armed herdsmen having a field day in the state, Akeredolu ordered that all herdsmen occupying the forest reserves across the state should vacate the forest and as well be registered with the state government regarding their presence in the state.

The governor who is the Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum also announced the immediate ban on open grazing and underage grazing across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.

To ensure that the activities of the herders were adequately checkmated, Akeredolu rallied his colleagues in the South West to establish the Western Nigeria Security Network otherwise known as Amotekun Corps.

After series of move by the federal government to frustrate the establishment of the corps, the governor stood his ground that the agency had come to stay and as well lashed out at the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Federation, Abubakar Malami advising him to challenge the development in court.

Akeredolu who vowed that he will not fail in his responsibility as governor of the state, emphasized that the state and the people, particularly, the coming generation will not be mortgaged for political expediency under any guise.

According to the governor who reiterated his position on the eviction of those he described as trespassers occupying the forest reserves, “we will continue to eject and punish, in accordance with the law, anyone, either herder or farmer illegally occupying our forest reserves. We will not relent on our decision to rid our State of undesirable elements. We owe no one any further explanation or apology on this resolve to ensure peace other than our people.”

He emphasized that anyone who intends to engage in a private business of animal husbandry in the 21st century, must be ready to abide with the modern methods of operation or quit.

“We, therefore, reiterate our stance on the prohibition of open grazing by cattle rearers in any part of Ondo State. On this, there shall be no compromise. In a similar vein, we will continue to arrest any underage herders in the State. The Government will prosecute the mindless handlers of these unfortunate kids. We will insist on punishing any errant herdsman and exact compensation commensurate to the level of destruction of farms and businesses in any part of the State.

“Anyone who commits a crime under the guise of outmoded pastoralism shall be sanctioned severely. We will proceed to mobilize the people against this menace. The people of Ondo State will not accept any aberrant incursion into our space.

“We do not want to be seen as politically correct when our people are dying and/or losing their legitimate means of livelihood. We shall not embrace the counsel of the treacherous and wicked. The welfare of the people shall remain the primary focus of governance. No one will be allowed to trample on the rights of our people. The people of Ondo State shall not become underlings in their own space. We will also not be afraid to take decisions considered beneficial to our people.

“We will not cede the land of our ancestors to any person under any guise. All legitimate endeavours shall be supported by the Government for as long as they are of direct benefit to the people of Ondo State.”

To further ensure that the success already recorded in the South West gets to the entire southern region, Akeredolu again coordinated 17 governors within the southern states to ban open grazing in the region.

At the meeting held in Asaba, Delta State capital, the governors under the Southern Governors’ Forum explained that the forum observed that the activities of armed herders, criminals and bandits in the southern part of the country have presented severe security challenges such that citizens are not able to live their normal lives including pursuing various productive activities leading to a threat to food supply and general security.

Akeredolu who read the communique of the governors added that the continued grazing of cattle by herders had put pressure on available land and increased the prospect of conflict between migrant herders and local population in the south, hence the need to put a total stop to cattle movement to south by foot.

However, prior to the Asaba accord, the presidency had through the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu attacked Akeredolu over the vacation order given to herders in Ondo State.

Also, after the Asaba declaration, Shehu discredited the resolutions of the southern governors.


Shehu had in statement questioned the legality of the ban on open grazing by the 17 southern governors, adding that the governors offered no tangible solutions to the herder-farmer clashes that have “been continuing in our country for generations.”

The presidential spokesperson disclosed that President Buhari was already seeking what he described as deep rooted solutions to herdsmen attacks.

Angered by the position of Shehu, Akeredolu through his aides, stated that the suspicious defence of criminal elements under the guise of herdsmen is most unacceptable and goes a long way to show that Miyetti Allah, which is the umbrella body of herdsman could not have done better.

According to Akeredolu, the presidential spokesperson’s recent positions on national issues was a confirmation that he had been working in cohort with those fueling anarchy in the country.

While emphasizing that the utterances of Shehu cannot be the position of President Buhari, the governor said that Shehu’s resolve to place the recommendation of an appointee above that of the 17 governors was a confirmation of his involvement in grand conspiracy against the country.


Few days after Shehu’s statement on the governors’ move, the Attorney General of the Federation also kicked the Asaba meeting aside, as he compared herders involved in open grazing in the south to spare part dealers in the north.

Responding to Malami’s stance, Akeredolu, emphasized that it was worrisome for the AGF who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, to compare a well structured business such as the spare part business with the archaic method of cattle grazing.

Akeredolu maintained that the ban on open grazing within the southern region has come to stay and will be enforced with utmost vigour, urging Malami to approach the court if he has anything against the move by the governors.

While emphasizing that the decision to ban open grazing was taken in the interest of the people, Akeredolu said “It is most unfortunate that the AGF is unable to distill issues as expected of a Senior Advocate and that nothing can be more disconcerting.

“This outburst should, ordinarily, not elicit response from reasonable people who know the distinction between a legitimate business that is not in anyway injurious and a certain predilection for anarchy.

“Comparing this anachronism, which has led to loss of lives, farmlands and property, and engendered untold hardship on the host communities, with buying and selling of auto parts is not only strange. It, annoyingly, betrays a terrible mindset.”

Meanwhile, with Akeredolu’s persistent clash with the presidency over the issue of herdsmen and open grazing some people are of the belief that the Ondo Governor might be considering quitting the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

According to political analysts, Akeredolu might want to follow the footsteps of his counterpart in Benue State, Samuel Ortom who took the presidency headlong over herdsmen activities in his state.


Speaking to a top official in Akeredolu’s over the possibility of the Governor dumping the APC to avoid being choked, source dismissed such insinuations.

According to the source who craved anonymity, Akeredolu had always been a progressive who has never been amused with the opposition PDP.

While disclosing that Akeredolu’s recent positions on national issues is the true reflection of who the governor is, the top official said the governor since his university days and his practicing period as a lawyer has always been standing for the people.

The source added that Akeredolu is a person structured in a way that will hit the nail on the head and will say the truth no matter whose horse is gored.

https://dailypost.ng/2021/06/06/herdsmen-crisis-akeredolus-membership-of-apc-threatened-over-clash-with-presidency-others/

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by Grace001: 7:42am On Jun 06
We will not cede the land of our ancestors to any person under any guise. All legitimate endeavours shall be supported by the Government for as long as they are of direct benefit to the people of Ondo State.”

The lives and interest of south westerners is greater than Akeredolu’s membership of APC.

Aketi will not trade the lives and interest of yoruba people for nonsense APC membership.

Our ancestral land isn’t for grazing, let the killer Fulani herdsmen get that to their cow watering brains.

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by AsampeteNwaanyi(f): 7:43am On Jun 06
cheesy

so that's one of the criteria of being a member of Apc?

Well it's not a suprise for most of us that already knew.
Apc is bokoharam and Fulani herdsmen.
you cannot effectively fight fulani herdsmen as an Apc member
it's a treasonable offence in Apc blood constitution and since Aketi has been violating the constitution for the sake of his people his membership is being threatened.
tell me one single Apc member that has criticized Fulani herdsmen and I'll show you a pregnant virgin.
from hope ozodimgba to Umahi even the useless so called Yoruba leader Tinubu.
no wonder an average yoruba hates the man so much (forget his urchins on nairaland)
how can a so called leader sacrifice his people just for an utopia presidency?

recently cows are seen in thousands trooping into Cross River because of Ayede defection.
Apc is a party of cows and vagabond terrorists.

You can't be Apc and be sane
na lie.

Buhari is a criminal terrorist.

God bless Aketi
God bless real Omoluabis
God bless igbos
God bless peaceful Hausas

May fire and brimstone scatter Tinubu urchins in the mighty name of Jesus
amen

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by Umsworld: 7:44am On Jun 06
Who cares the party he belongs,just secure your state from aggression

Speaking to a top official in Akeredolu’s over the possibility of the Governor dumping the APC to avoid being choked, source dismissed such insinuations.

According to the source who craved anonymity, Akeredolu had always been a progressive who has never been amused with the opposition PDP


And finally the above says it all
But Nigeria politicians na white for morning and black for evening

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by Xscape1993(m): 7:45am On Jun 06
APC is the main problem of Nigeria and Nigerians at the moment.

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by Amotolongbo(f): 7:45am On Jun 06
While disclosing that Akeredolu’s recent positions on national issues is the true reflection of who the governor is, the top official said the governor since his university days and his practicing period as a lawyer has always been standing for the people.

The source added that Akeredolu is a person structured in a way that will hit the nail on the head and will say the truth no matter whose horse is gored.
Honestly speaking, Akeredolu is a fearless man who speaks the truth without minding whose ox is gored.

The Only Governor who could tell us that Garba Shehu was speaking for himself and the cabal, and not for Buhari. This surely gave the clue that those Garbage realeases were not from Buhari and Buhari isn’t aware of anything going in Nigeria and Aso Rock.

He is the first governor in the country to tell the Nigerian security agencies not to attach Gulak’s murder to IPOB (IPOB doesn’t know about the killing), something the 5 south eastern governors do not have the balls to say.

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by Kaduna1stson: 7:46am On Jun 06
We should beg Rotimi Akeredilu and other southern governors to remain in APC, because if they move to PDP and get back their brains, they will enforce the ban on cow grazing and it will hurt us. Let us protect our interests.

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by Chatflick(m): 7:47am On Jun 06
APC is a party filled with terrorists or sympathisers and Buhari is their grandmaster

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by Sammy07: 7:49am On Jun 06
cool

Ondo state governor is always a talk and do (both positive and negative) governor, I've know him for that.
If he says he's quitting APC, he'll definitely do that.


After series of move by the federal government to frustrate the establishment of the corps, the governor stood his ground that the agency had come to stay and as well lashed out at the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Federation, Abubakar Malami advising him to challenge the development in court.

A Quota system lawyer can't defeat the well educated sound lawyer undecided

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by royalamour(m): 7:50am On Jun 06
cool

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by ChangetheChange: 7:51am On Jun 06
Ortom 2.0 loading.( Port to PDP)

Nobody can stop Akeredolu from voicing out against the evil of Fulani herdsmen.

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by Baawaa(m): 7:52am On Jun 06
APC will soon scatter

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by InaNla(f): 7:52am On Jun 06
Terrorist administration of rogues.


The janjawweed party called APC is the most useless party in the world. The came to steal, to kill and to destroy.

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by BigSarah(f): 8:00am On Jun 06
Arakunrin is the only politician that has the goodwill of majority of southerners.

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by updatechange(m): 8:02am On Jun 06
COws everywhere cheesy
Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by Tinubuadvocate: 8:06am On Jun 06
I know its daily news why is that anything always lying around.
Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by bhella10: 8:07am On Jun 06
ChangetheChange:
Ortom 2.0 loading.( Port to PDP)

Nobody can stop Akeredolu from voicing out against the evil of Fulani herdsmen.
Ortom ke! Noooo! Akeredolu is a unique gov. Ortom is just talk.

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by Pious101: 8:10am On Jun 06
Interesting
Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by Mikecold: 8:22am On Jun 06
Seems criminality Isa criteria for been an apc member


I see him actually leaving that Terrorist union

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by AntiBMC(m): 8:32am On Jun 06
So cow is now synonymous with APC membership? As soon as a governor joins APC, ndị fulani will pack their cows to his State nd start wreaking havoc.

The country is such a joke, thanks to southerners who allowed it, despite being the powerhouse of this contraption.

The governors better stick to the Asaba accord if they want to see real change.

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by olola4(m): 2:35pm On Jun 06
APC VS AKEREDOLU grin
Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by ecolime(m): 2:36pm On Jun 06
For the Bigot, it's always cows over non-Fulanis.

I can't wait for 2023 to be here cry

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by Thinktwicemybro: 2:36pm On Jun 06
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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by paddyDIGITAL(m): 2:36pm On Jun 06
From north to south, east to west, crises upon crises. How did we get here?

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by NgwalandAba(m): 2:37pm On Jun 06
Let it be,as an Ngwa man who had seen it all with the encounter with nigerian army though they know me.. I can categorically Said that I will back this governor any day any time..he is the real Man and true southerner with Long hairy balls.

Kiss the truth.

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by fergie001: 2:38pm On Jun 06
Sammy07:
cool

Ondo state governor is always a talk and do (both positive and negative) governor, I've know him for that.
If he says he's quitting APC, he'll definitely do that.

You see why I have always admired him, from his NBA days.

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by DMerciful(m): 2:38pm On Jun 06
Nigerians are funny! What corruption is APC fighting that will make them prefer a satanic party over PDP that took over from the military and steered the ship of the Nigerian state for 16yrs without bringing the nation to its knees like APC has done in just 6yrs?

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by Guyman02: 2:39pm On Jun 06
It's better to abandon a party which is just a platform to win elections and save the lives of his people from Fulani herdsmen backed up by the Fulani rulers of Nigeria.
He can be an independent candidate without joining PDP

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Re: Herdsmen Crisis: Akeredolu’s Membership Of APC Threatened Over Clash With Presid by Franchise21(m): 2:39pm On Jun 06
OK

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