The Governor of Ondo State,
Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, said he is certain that President Muhammadu Buhari will consider the demand for a national dialogue and the establishment of State Police.
CRIMECHANNELS gathered that Governor Rotimi made this assertion during an interview on ARISE TV.
It could be recalled that the Governors of the 17 Southern States on Tuesday, met in Asaba, Delta State. At the meeting, the Governors resolved that opening grazing in the South is henceforth banned.
Also, the Governors urged President Buhari to address the nation on the prevalent insecurity challenges in order to boost the confidence of the citizens.
Speaking, Rotimi said that even the Northern Governors support their decision, adding that the President is unlikely to ignore them this time.
He said, “Getting a presidential buy-in might be some cause for concern, but 17 governors from the south. I believe that whatever we have said should be given some weight, it must be something that has to be considered. That means the presidency will look at it and consider it. The number is large. It is more or less like half of us.”
“I know that if we had called our brothers in the Middle Belt, they would have signed up to this. I even know that there are some of our brothers even in the north that would have signed up to this communique, who also believe that the time has come for us to have dialogue.”
“I know Mr President. It has to be considered. It must be considered. Because the number of governors involved are not one you can just push aside. When you talk about this dialogue, it is a matter of serious concern to us. It is not a parlour gossip. It is a matter that came from serious, in-depth discussion of Governors.”