Security Threat In Oyo State: Lagos PDP Chairman Tells Makinde What To Do
The Chairman People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Engr Adedeji Doherty has called on the Governor of Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde to exercise caution in handling the tension created by insecurity in the State, saying calling for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo (aka Sunday Ighoho) will not solve the problems.
He urged Governor Makinde to avoid taking 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.
In a statement on Sunday, the PDP chairman reiterated that, “if the issue is not well handled with maturity and caution, it could degenerate, spilling into other South-West States and the entire country.
He said Governor Makinde should withdraw the arrest order issued on Sunday Ighoho, while peace moves are being initiated.
Engr Doherty advised the Oyo State Governor to allow traditional rulers like the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Alafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji; Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona; Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo amongst otherd and Yoruba elder-statesmen like Chief Reuben Fasoranti, President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) amongst others step into the matter.
The Lagos State Chairman, who stated that he lived in Ibadan for well over 30 years and he is well aware of the peace loving nature of the Hausa/Fulani Community in Ibadan, especially in Sabo area of the State, insisted that the criminal elements among the herdsmen must be fished out.
The Chairman implored Governor Makinde to remember the Yoruba sayings that: “Ti ina ba joni, jo omo eni, t’ara eni la maa ko wo.
Aki gba akata lowo akiti, aki gba ile baba eni lowo eni and ilesanmi dun j’oye lo.”
He said all these sayings were pointers to the fact that the sanctity of our land is sacrosanct, hence adequate caution is required.