Ban On Open Grazing: The Governors Did The Right Thing And It Will Prevail- Obong Victor Attah
The governors did the right thing and it will prevail. Reports indicate that the ban on open grazing by southern governors in all the 17 southern states has received the backing of former Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Obong Victor Attah, after the federal government questioned the legality of that decision.
Recall that the federal government through the senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, had said that the decision to ban open grazing by the southern governors did not proffer any solution to the problem.
Mr Shehu also said that the decision is of questionable legality, given that the constitution gives the right to all Nigerians to enjoy the same privilege and freedoms in all the 36 states and the FCT, regardless of their state of origin and residence.
But in a counter reaction to the the purported statement from the federal government, the Governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, through one of his aides, lambasted Mr Garba Shehu. He labelled him an agent provocateur who is not speaking for President Buhari.
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Reacting to the disagreements between the federal government and the southern governors on the ban on open grazing, Obong Victor Attah said this should not have happened if we have a true federal system of government. He said we have a very confused situation which he blamed on the kind of constitution we have.
Pointing to the period when there was a disagreement between the federal government and southwest governors over Amotekun, he said, even though the federal government initially raised objections to it, that did not stop the governors from embarking on their plan to start Amotekun, because it was a need that has to be satisfied. He said he saw a similar scenario playing out between the federal government and the southern governors.
Ban On Open Grazing
Speaking further, he said, “sometimes people either just make statements for the sake of making a statement or perhaps they mean it but then they realise they were wrong and they back down, and what has to happen, happens. So in the end, I see what the southern governors have said will have to prevail because I believe it’s the correct thing.”
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