The Chairman People’s Democratic Party Lagos State Chapter, Engr Adedeji Doherty has called on the Gov Seyi Makinde led Oyo State Government to wade into Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo aka Sunday Ighoho led “fight” against Fulani Herdsmen in Oyo State with restraint and caution.
You would recall that Sunday Ighoho recently stormed Ibarapa area of Oyo State issuing a “quit notice” to the Herdsmen who he alleged are the kidnappers and criminals terrorising the area.
He consequently went back at the expiration of the said “quit notice” to chase away the Herdsmen.
He was reported to have said “This one we have started in Oyo State will not end here. We are going to other parts of the SouthWest”.
However, in a counter action, Governor Seyi Makinde issued a statement directing security agencies in the state to treat anyone threatening the peace of the state as a criminal. He also ordered the arrest of Sunday Ighoho.
Engr Doherty, however issued a statement, advising the Oyo State Governor to allow traditional leaders step into the matter.
He reiterated that, if the issue is not well handled with maturity and caution, it could degenerate, spilling into Ogun, Osun and Lagos State at anytime and invariably consume the entire SouthWest.
He pleaded with the Governor, not to take hasty decisions, but that he should endeavor to set up a Peace, Truth and Reconciliation Panel that would be made up of members of both the Yoruba and Hausa/Fulani Communities in the State.
The Lagos State Chairman stated that he lived in Ibadan for well over 30years and he is well aware of the peace loving nature of the Hausa Community in Ibadan especially in Sabo area of the state.
He however advised Governor Makinde to withdraw the arrest order issued on Sunday Ighoho, while peace moves are being initiated.