Ayodele Fayose, the former Ekiti State Governor, has warned that any attempt to arrest Sunday Adeyemo, a youth activist popularly known as Sunday Igboho, will escalate tension.
Fayose told Oyo governor Seyi Makinde and Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to use dialogue instead of arresting Igboho as that would increase tension in the South-West region.
Recall that Newsie Events reported that Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhumadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, during an interview with BBC Hausa, said IGP Adamu, had ordered the arrest of Igboho over the ultimatum given to Fulani in Oyo State to exit the state.
Also, Shehu claimed that the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Ngozi Onadeko, has been ordered by the IGP to immediately transfer Igboho to Abuja after his arrest.
The CP has also been directed by the Oyo State Governor, Makinde to arrest “persons found guilty of stoking ethnic tension”.
But, Fayose while reacting, wondered why Igboho would be arrested, saying northern governors had a dialogue with terrorists.
He tweeted, “Gov Seyi Makinde should rather use dialogue and persuasion instead of escalating tension in his own State by calling for the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo or anyone at this time.
“If FG and some governors could ‘dialogue’ with Boko Haram terrorists, Gov Makinde calling all stakeholders to a round-table discussion will not be a misplaced action.
“Any attempt to arrest anyone will cause a further threat to the already fragile peace in the West and the country as a whole. Above all, any unchecked escalation may lead to a state of emergency.”
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