Ondo State Governor, Rtimi Akeredolu, has again slammed his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Muhammed, over the latter’s insistence that Fulani herdsmen does not need anybody’s permission to live in their forests.
Mohammed began to counter Akeredolu after he ordered all illegal occupants of Ondo’s Forest Reserves to vacate the place, as many of them have been committing crimes.
While the Bauchi Governor said any Nigerians could live anywhere they pleased, Akeredolu said he (Mohammed) was inviting violence on the country.
He said in a statement signed by one of his media aides, Olabode Olabode, “The position of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, is not to engage or confront anyone who has the mindset of a crisis entrepreneur or war monger. Very provoking and insensitive as the statement appears, we can only err on the side of caution by advising Governor Bala Mohammed not set Nigeria on fire by his thoughts that are highly destructive and undermining national cohesion.
“Nigerians should ignore him and rather focus on those issues that can bring about peace and engender unity.”