By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Federal Government to exercise caution over its plan to establish cattle ranches in some parts of the country and hold enough consultations, so as not to escalate the same problems it claims to be addressing.

The party said that the situation had already generated discordant tunes and acrimony among major stakeholders, groups and states across the country, particularly issues relating to funding and land ownership.

In statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan,  PDP said it was particularly worried by the lack of adequate consultations by the Federal Government resulting in the disagreements that have trailed the plan, especially along ethnic divides.
“The party calls on the Federal Government to get its acts together and follow all due processes, as stipulated by the laws and 1999 constitution (as amended) regarding this issue, in order to eliminate the current disagreements being generated,” it said.

The party noted that the nation had witnessed enough disagreements, violence and bloodletting, as such all measures must be put in place to avert fresh crisis.