The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has condemned what he termed ‘double standard’ in the Federal Government’s handling of affairs in the country.
Fayose, a vocal critic of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, made the call during his visit to Benue State to commiserate with the people over the loss of 73 people to herdsmen attacks last month, Punch writes.
“Those who committed less offence like hate speech are made to face the wrath of the law while those unleashing mayhem on others are treated as sacred cows,” Fayose said.
He echoed the cries of many that the attacks in Benue State was ethnic cleansing, and urged the people not to allow others to cow them, saying, “This nation belongs to our forefathers and they bequeathed it to us and we should not allow anyone to chase others away, this country belongs to all of us.
“I went to the graveside today and I was moved to tears. How can people be slaughtered like cows? There is no terrorism more than what has happened in Benue.
“I charge the Federal Government to stop ruling Nigeria with double standard. Killing innocent souls, sacking their communities is nothing but terrorism.”
The rambunctious governor urged his Benue State counterpart Samuel Ortom not to be weary but to ensure that the anti-grazing law succeeds in the state.
In his response, Ortom regretted that the authorities did not heed the warning from Benue, saying if they did, the 73 souls and others would not have died.
Ortom reiterated his call for the resignation of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, adding that he and the Minister of Defence Mansur Dan-Ali were bare-footed people who did not belong in governance.