Herdsmen’s Killing: I’m No Ethnic Jingoist, Fayose Clarifies

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Ekiti State. Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said people should not misrepresent him for an ethnic jingoist or having enmity against the Fulani people because of his utterances regarding the killing of two persons by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Oke Ako Ekiti last Friday.

He stated this in Lagos on Wednesday while attending the funeral ceremony of Madam Violet Oluremilekun Philips-George, the mother of a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Chief Bode George.

In a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the governor added that his call for the Federal Government to stem the rising tide of Fulani herdsmen attack on communities across the country was borne out of the need for national cohesion, unity and peace.

“I have nothing against the Fulani people or any other group in the country. My call for the Federal Government to put a check to the excesses of the Fulani her‎dsmen is for national unity, peace and harmony.