The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has asked the Presidency to stop acting as the mouthpiece of the Fulani herdsmen.
Afenifere National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, stated this on Monday while featuring on a programme on Arise News.
Odunakin also slammed the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, for defending the herders when the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, gave a lawful order for herdsmen to vacate the forest reserves in the state.
He said: “Unfortunately, we don’t have a government that is governmental. Instead of the government defending the right to life of the people, you see that any time these herdsmen kill people, the first line of defense is the spokesmen of the Presidency, they are the first to defend them.
“It was Garba Shehu that first defended the rights of the herdsmen to the forest as if their animals are now human beings.”
Odumakin also knocked some Northern leaders for maintaining a conspiracy of silence when the herdsmen were attacking and killings the Yoruba people.
The Afenifere spokesman wondered why the leaders started speaking when the victims of herdsmen attack rise up in resistance
He said: “We have not heard anything about sorry from any of them, now they are talking because the victims are saying we have had enough of it.”