The chairman; People’s Democratic Party, Lagos state chapter, Engr. Adedeji Doherty has urged the Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde to be discreet and wise while handling the recent Security and ethnic tension created in the state as a result of the ultimatum given by one Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
The Lagos PDP chairman hinted that calling for the arrest of the agitator will be of minimal importance.
Engr. Adedeji through a statement made available to newsmen noted that the security tension may degenerate into an ethnic war, spreading into other South-Western states and pitting the region against the other states.
He thereby urged the Oyo state governor to avoid taking hasty decisions capable of escalating the tension in the states but should strive to set up a peace committee comprising of members from both sides of the tribes. Engr. Adedeji thereby advised Makinde to withdraw any arrest order issued on Sunday Igboho if any was ever initiated.
The Lagos State PDP Chairman recommended that the Oyo State Governor seek the help of traditional rulers and Elder-statesmen man in addressing the current surge of Insecurity in the State. He advised synergizing with culture custodians such as 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 and others and Yoruba elder-statesmen like Chief Reuben Fasoranti, President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) will go a long way at reducing the spate of insecurity in the state to its barest minimum.
Engr. While recounting his experience about the Hausa-Fulani community living in the state said that they are peace lovers. On the contrary, he 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.