The presidency on Tuesday noted that as a lawyer, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, in tackling insecurity is not expected to unilaterally oust Fulani herders in the state or he will go against the constitution of the country.
This followed a final proposal gave by the public authority for them to abandon government holds over security concerns.
As indicated by an assertion by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity) in Abuja, the administration kept up that requesting that the herders leave can set off a chain of occasions, which the constitution foreseen and attempts to make preparations for.
It, subsequently, called for alert on the two sides.
The assertion read: “The Presidency has been definitely checking occasions happening in Ondo State and the ‘orders’ by the public authority of the state, ‘requesting that herders clear the woodlands in seven days.’
“What is unmistakably arising, is an absence of consistency in informing which thus prompts different inconsistencies with respect to the precision and the purpose behind the message.
“There is little to be said other than to call for restriction on the two sides and inclination the state government and the initiative of the Fulani people group to proceed with their discourse for a decent arrangement that will bring to a pressing end, the horrendous security challenges confronting the state.
“Lead representative Rotimi Akeredolu, a prepared legal advisor, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and in fact, a previous leader of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has battled wrongdoing in his state with energy and responsibility, more prominent affectability and sympathy for the four years he has run its issues and, in our view, will be the most un-expected to singularly expel a large number of herders who have carried on with for their entire lives in the state because of the invasion of the backwoods by hoodlums.
“If this somehow managed to be the situation, rights gatherings will be directly in communicating stresses that the activity could set off a chain of occasions which the creators of our constitution predicted and attempted to make preparations for.
“We need to clarify that grabbing, banditry and stirring are violations, regardless of the thought process or who is included. In any case, to characterize wrongdoing from the nameplates, as various reporters have mistakenly done-which bunch they have a place with, the language they talk, their topographical area or their confidence is atavistic and savage.
“We need to delink psychological oppression and wrongdoings from identity, geological beginnings and religion—to disconnect the hoodlums who utilize this trade of contentions to upset law requirement endeavors as the best way to manage them.
“The president, who vowed to shield the constitution has opposed the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in requesting residents from Northern source to leave; he didn’t extra the gathering situated in Sokoto, ‘Muslim Solidarity Forum,’ which requested the Bishop from Sokoto to leave and is set up to do all that the law licenses to secure residents everywhere on the country in their decision of where they wished to live and are treated as equivalent residents.
“The public authority of Ondo and all the 35 others across the league should draw clear lines between the hoodlums and the well behaved residents who should similarly be saved from the infiltrators. Past lawfulness, the battle against wrongdoing is likewise a battle for human qualities which are central to our country.”