Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has taken the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to the cleaners.
Akeredolu said; “Clinging to an anachronistic model of animal husbandry, which is evidently injurious to the harmonious relationship between the herders and the farmers as well as the local populace, is wicked and arrogant.”
“Comparing this anachronism, which has led to the loss of lives, farmlands and property, and engendered untold hardship on the host communities, with buying and selling of auto parts is not only strange. It, annoyingly, betrays a terrible mindset.”
“Mr. Malami is advised to approach the court to challenge the legality of the Laws of the respective States banning open grazing and decision of the Southern Governor Forum taken in the interest of their people. We shall be most willing to meet him in Court.”
“The decision to ban open grazing stays. It will be enforced with vigour.”
Abubakar Malami was quoted to have said that the ban on open grazing was akin to banning all spare parts dealers in the Northern parts of the country by Northern governors.