Deji Adebayo, Akure
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for the October 10 election in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, has promised to end the incessant farmers-herders clashes in Akure North local government and Ondo State.
Jegede made the promise during his campaigns tour to the communities in Akure North, such as Aiyede/Ogbese, Ilu Abo, Bolorunduro, Alayere and Eleyeowo.
Jegede stated that it was regrettable that the Akeredolu led All Progressives Congress (APC) government did nothing to broker a lasting peace between herders and farmers across the state.
The PDP Candidate said the deplorable condition of the roads linking all the communities in Akure North were very bad and worrisome, he then promised to construct befitting road networks as well as provide soft loans for them to procure farm inputs.
He said; “We know you all have been neglected, in the face of frequent clashes between herdsmen and farmers; if you vote for us, we will bring in a crisis-resolution mechanism that will make everybody happy.
“We will also provide other social amenities such as pipe-borne water and health centres that are currently lacking in the areas.”
While at the Sango Market, Jegede promised to relocate the market to a more conducive and befitting environment.
According to him, “A cattle market is not supposed to be within the town, for hygienic reasons; hence, the need for its immediate relocation.”
He urged them to come out en-masses and vote for the PDP.
Youth coordinator at Sango Cattle Market, Alhaji Jiddah Mohammed, hailed Jegede’s plan to relocate the market.
Alhaji Jiddah believes relocating the market would bring an end to the lingering crisis between farmers and cattle herders in the community, where farmers usually complain of incessant attacks and destructions on their farmlands.