Ondo PDP senator backs Akeredolu on quit notice to herdsmen
The Senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District in Ondo state, Nicholas Tofowomo, thrown his weight governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s decision ordering all unregistered herdsmen to vacate Ondo State forest reserves.
Tofowomo, a Peoples Democratic Party Senator, said Akeredolu,s action was to separate genuine businessmen from criminals herders who have takenb over the forests .
The Senator’s opinion was contained in a statement issued by his Special Assistant, Media & Publicity, Akinrinlola Olumide He advised the governor to take a step further by making it a law.
“I join my voice with all the positive and good people of Ondo State and also congratulate Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu for taking a very good decision against the criminal activities of some Fulani herdsmen that are holding us to ransom in Ondo State.”
While declaring my total support for the decision of the governor to evict criminals from our forest reserves with the registration of genuine herdsmen and farmers, Tofowmo who are into businesses urged Governor Akeredolu to take a step further by making it a law.
“He should package a law to the State House of Assembly to put an end to banditry, and kidnapping being orchestrated by the bad eggs among the Fulanis who are hiding under the guise of herdsmen.”, he added.