Insecurity: Lawyer backs southern governors’ resolutions

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A legal practitioner, Kayode Ajulo, has thrown his weight behind the resolutions arrived at by the southern governors as part of the efforts to solving the numerous challenges, especially insecurity, facing the country.

Ajulo a constitutional lawyer, expressed his support in a statement he signed on Thursday in Abuja.

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It would be recalled that the governors, at a meeting in Asaba, Delta, on Tuesday, issues a communique, stating their position on how to move the nation forward.

The governors unanimously agreed to a ban on open grazing of cattle across southern Nigeria and the need for the Federal Government to support “willing” states to develop alternative and modern livestock management system, among other resolutions.

The lawyer noted that the communique released at the meeting had trickled a lot of reactions from different quarters of the federation, particularly from political pundits, legal minds and concerned members of the society.

He said he had carefully perused the content of the communique and had no reason but to  commend the governors who, without prejudice to their various political divides, ideologies and idiosyncrasies, presented a common front to ensuring a prompt and lasting solution to the spate of insecurity in the country.

He said the trajectory of banditry, kidnapping, among others, needed collegial efforts to be put in place to safe the country from the dire quagmire which we had found ourselves.

“What the southern governors have assiduously displayed is a great milieu of nationalism.

“A fore-runner idea that what has been happening in the country in the past few years is not an ethnic affair nor is it right to call it an inter-party face-off.

“Let us be clear on a point: I believe the issue at hand is one of constitutionalism and rule of law not sectional or regional issues.

‘We must eliminate the blindness which still obscures the truth of that position,” he said.

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