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Hon Omale Warns Against Politicising Herdsmen-Farmers Conflict



The member representing Ankpa/Olamoboro federal constituency of Kogi State in the House of Representatives, Hon Hassan Omale, has warned against politicising the current herdsmen/farmers conflicts in some parts of the country. Speaking to Journalists in Abuja yesterday, Hon. Omale stated that the escalation of the crisis is being manipulated by political and religious groups aimed at discrediting and disrupting the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Lawmaker said that it was necessary to promote peace and security without which there will not be development and progress for the country. According to him, “Both farmers and herdsmen have lived side by side peacefully for long especially in the northern states, but unfortunately due to desert encroachment in the far North and increased farmers activities in Nigeria is expected to experience conflicts between farmers and herdsmen.

“The upsurge of killings as a result of conflicts between herdsmen and farmers is to my mind, being manipulated by some disgruntled political and religious interest groups in the country to distract Buhari’s government from achieving greater goals for Nigeria.” He said that what Nigerians should be worried about is the porous borders with other neighboring countries because there is greater suspicion that foreigners are involved in the fight between herdsmen and farmers.

Omale emphasised that: “I am calling on the security agencies to tighten our borders so as to identify true militant from herdsmen and prosecute them.” On the recent call by ex President Olusegun Obasanjo for President Muhammadu Buhari not to recontest 2019 election, Omale said that the former President has no moral credential to denigrate President Buhari because he did not contribute to Buhari’s emergence as President in 2015 neither is he a member of APC to decide whom the party will choose to contest 2019 elections.

He maintained that ex President Obasanjo spent eight years in office yet he did not lay any solid foundation for future democratic development. President Buhari have just spent over two years in office but he is laying a good and solid foundation for a corrupt free society. “Therefore, our party President deserves another four years term to consolidate the good foundation he is laying for Nigeria. He will contest and win the 2019 election whether former President Obasanjo likes it or not.”



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