Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere has berated the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over his call that unused lands should be converted to grazing reserves in order to solve the herdsmen siege on farmers in some states of the federation,
saying it was sad that Tinubu was adumbrating the Miyetti Allah’s position to convert the entire country into one huge cattle colony.
Tinubu had while speaking at The Nation/TVC seminar in Abuja, said the “Unoccupied, isolated land can quickly be turned into grazing areas in the affected states,” as the herdsmen terror being witnessed across the country was a fallout of water scarcity.
Afenifere, while decrying Tinubu’s position in a statement titled: “We Reject Tinubu’s Miyetti Allah’s Choice,” issued by its spokesperson, Mr Yinka Odumakin, said it totally rejected this position, describing it as very backward in modern time and contrary to the consensus of all peace-loving Nigerians that what the country needed to solve the herdsmen siege on farmers was to have ranches.
Afenifere, however, said Tinubu was free to play his politics the way it suited him but warned that he should tread softly in playing games with the lives of Nigerians by making outlandish propositions on issues on which positions had been settled.
“The attention of Afenifere has been drawn to the statement credited to former Lagos governor, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, that the herdsmen’s terror being witnessed across the country is a fallout of water scarcity and that the country should “convert unused land to grazing reserves.”
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