Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo State, and Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State,
Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo State, has chastised Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, for his comments on the anti-open grazing law.
Anti-open grazing legislation being passed by some southern governors was condemned by El-Rufai as unrealistic.
In a statement released by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo, however, Akeredolu stated that such a statement should not have come from a leader.
‘Anti-open grazing: El-attack Rufai’s on southern governors cunning, a hysteric tactic to externalise’, according to the statement.
“It shall be zealously guarded and conscionably deployed to protect all people of Ondo State, despite their ethnic and religious biases,” Akeredolu said, reiterating that the anti-open grazing law, particularly in Ondo State, has come to stay.
“From all indications, Governor Nasir El-Rufai is battling hard to export banditry to the South under an expressed opinion filled with mischief, assuming he was correctly cited and his opinions not misrepresented,” the statement read.
Perhaps it is appropriate to state unequivocally that Governor El-Rufai and his ilk are already in a hysterical ‘mode’ of intensifying and indeed externalizing banditry, especially in the North, where the military onslaught against criminal elements and other terror variants suffices.
“For the avoidance of doubt, any comment like the Kaduna Governor’s, assuming he made it, only aims to incite anarchy under the pretense of resentment of a law by impacted stakeholders.”