Use Dialogue To Resolve Ongoing Tension In Oyo, Fayose Tells Makinde

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A Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has advised the Governor of Oyo state, Engr. Seyi Makinde, to use dialogue and persuasion to resolve the ongoing tension between Fulanis and Yorubas in the state.

Recall that Sunday Igboho, on Friday, stormed the Fulani communities in Ibarapa town to eject their Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and some other herders who were accused of fuelling security problems in the area at the expiration of his seven days ‘quit notice’.

However, in a viral video, Sunday Igboho challenged the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde to arrest him if he can over the eviction order he issued.

Meanwhile, the Presidency said that the IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo (a.k.a Sunday Igboho).

In his advise in a series of tweet on Saturday, Fayose said, “Gov. Seyi Makinde should rather use dialogue and persuasion instead of escalating tensions in his own State by calling for the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo.

“If FG and some Governors could ‘dialogue’ with Boko Haram terrorists, Gov. Makinde calling all stakeholders to a round-table discussion will not be misplaced action.”

Fayose also said any attempt to arrest anyone will cause serious threats to the fragile peace in the West and the nation.

“Above all any unchecked escalation may lead to a state of emergency,” Fayose added.

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