The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to the Yoruba Nation’s declaration by Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.
Akeredolu, who described the declaration as a call to destruction, noted that the state would not be part of the Yoruba Nation being agitated for by Igboho and some people.
Akeredolu, who described the declaration of the Yoruba Nation as unthinking rabble-rousing said his people are knowledgeable enough to determine their interest without depending on any external promptings to act.
He emphasised that the Ondo people elected to stay in Nigeria as constituted, adding that no part of the state will permit any gathering or agitation.
The governor argued that citizens’ right to discuss, agitate and even fight to the right perceived wrongs must be done within acceptable parameters.
Mr Akeredolu vowed to continue to eject and punish all trespassers occupying forest reserves to rid the state of undesirable elements.
Akeredolu explained that his administration decided to participate in the Federal Government National Livestock Transformation Programme.
Meanwhile, Akeredolu opined that the state would not subscribe to banditry and recklessness in putting forth its demands.