- Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has sent a warning message to Governor Makinde over Sunday Igboho
- Igboho had ordered Fulani herdsmen to leave Oyo state within seven days
- Fayose asked Makinde to dialogue with Igboho instead of threatening to arrest the Yoruba activist
Following the order given by the IGP Mohammed Adamu, for the arrest of a Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, for asking the Fulani herdsmen to vacate Oyo state within seven days, Ayo Fayose has advised Governor Seyi Makinde to treat the issue with caution.
Legit.ng reports that Fayose, who is the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, told Governor Makinde of Oyo state to use dialogue and persuasion instead of escalating tension in his own state by calling for Igboho's arrest or anyone at this time.
The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who gave the advice via his Twitter handle, @GovAyoFayose, said if some governors could ‘dialogue’ with Boko Haram terrorists, Governor Makinde calling all stakeholders to a round-table discussion would not be a misplaced action.
"Governor Seyi Makinde should rather use dialogue and persuasion instead of escalating tension in his own state by calling for the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo or anyone at this time."
The former governor, however, noted that any attempt to arrest anyone would cause a further threat to the already fragile peace in the southwest and the country as a whole.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Igboho dared the government of Oyo state to arrest him following his "leave" order to Fulani herders in Igangan community.
It was reported that Igboho had on Friday, January 22, stormed the town in the Ibarapa North local government area of the state after the expiration of his seven-day ultimatum to the Fulani herders mandating them to vacate the community.
Igboho had a week ago visited the community to issue quit notice to herdsmen residents in the area after accusing them of perpetrating criminal activities.
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