The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National New Media Group (NNMG), Ekiti State, has accused Governor Kayode Fayemi of refusing to deal with suspected Fulani herdsmen because of his 2023 presidential ambition.
In a statement sent to Naija News on Sunday, the Ekiti State Coordinator of the PDP-NNMG, Bola Agboola, stated that the govenor does not want to offend the Presidency Cabal.
He said only selfish and insensitive leaders will sacrifice the security and
the well-being of their people for politics.
“Up till now, Governor Fayemi has not visited Orin Ekiti, Ido/Osi
Local Government Area of Ekiti State, where a community leader, IloriEmmanuel was killed yesterday morning by suspected herdsmen,” the statement reads.
“The governor has not taken a single drastic action against the
menace of herdsmen in the state.
“Even when one of his aides, the Coordinator of Anti-Grazing Task
Force Marshals, Sola Durodola insisted that Fulani herdsmen must beregistered in Ekiti, the governor sacked him.
“Also, it is on record that during his electioneering campaign in
2018, Fayemi said that killings by herdsmen will only stop if landswere provided for the herdsmen as their permanent settlements.
“He reportedly added then that it was better to give lands to herdsmen
and live than for them to be killing people.
“Even though he later dismissed the allegation that he entered into an
agreement to create cattle colonies in Orin-Ora, Aramoko, Omuo, Otun,Ise and Erifun in Ado Ekiti, silence of the governor on killings andkidnappings by suspected herdsmen appear to have confirmed theallegation.”
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