*We can’t make do with Governors’ silence
Two months ago, we in the Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) had cause to alert all the Yoruba governors and their governments on the need to be proactive to the Fulani herdsmen’s potential to overrun parts of the Southwest in the purported but false search for food for their cattle.
Afenifere Renewal Group issued that statement making the call signed
Hon. Olawale Oshun Chairman saying: “we had in seeking that our governors pay attention to the unfolding herdsmen drama been worried by their silence, a silence that in many quarters of Yorubaland is now interpreted as self- serving and cowardly.
Now that the birds have come home to roost with real attacks in at least three of the states , it is hoped that our governors would see the need to be prepared to prevent further unwarranted attack on our people by a terrorist group though widely disclaimed by the nationality they belong to but emboldened by the callous indifference of those who have the power to intervene
We are Nigerians and we want a united country. It is the responsibility of all nationalities that comprise Nigeria to keep it united. While we share in that responsibility, we as Yoruba must be conscious of our responsibility to ourselves and to the nation.
We therefore call on all elected officials in our domain, to wake up to their responsibilities. To do otherwise is to court historical and electoral disaster.
Yoruba governors must now come together to find a lasting solution to the marauding herdsmen. They are now causing mayhem in Ekiti, Ondo and Ogun states and we need not wait until they overrun all our territories before waking from our slumber.
Some of the South West States have had skirmishes with the herdsmen in recent times.