Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said Nigeria will experience a doomed situation if President Muhammadu Buhari gets a second term in office.
Fayose made the declaration when he appeared on a national television broadcast on Saturday, alleging that the President was being led by a cabal in power and has already lost the plot.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose, a presidential aspirant from the Peoples Democratic Party, said he organised hunters to tackle the herdsmen menace because of the inadequacy of the federal security agencies, Punch writes.
“The constitution of Nigeria is no longer working. The constitution was not even drafted to make the governor have control over the security apparatus that could be used to help his people,” he said.
“To worsen the situation, people who are supposed to protect this constitution are now collaborators. They are the ones trampling upon the laws of the land.
“The Federal Government under Buhari lacks the political will to tackle the (insecurity) challenge. The herdsmen are killing people every day and there is no security for anybody.
“It is now a common occurrence these days to see a herder threatening to command his cow to attack farmers. Anybody can see you on the way and attack you. They even slaughter their victims after attacks.
“You can’t even demean an animal like that. They would even threaten farmers that ‘if I see you in your farm, I will kill you; We have lost it.
“This administration rode to power with a threefold promise. To fix the economy, ensure security and fight corruption. They have failed in all aspects.”
He blames sectionalism for the persistence of the herdsmen crisis, saying neighbouring Ghana got rid of the issue of herdsmen attacks in no time.
“We are now at the mercy of the current administration headed by someone who does not see any other tribe as important. The people killed by Fulani herdsmen since Buhari came into power are more than those killed by the criminals from independence till 2015.”