Tunde Bakare advises Sunday Igboho to act within the law
Clarifying his stand on the ongoing activism by Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho and the happening in Yoruba land, General overseer, the Citadel Global Community Church, Tunde Bakare has advised Igboho to act within the law to avoid an intertribal crisis in the country.
He explained this in an interview with Arise news monitored by Nigeria Today News on Thursday..
Bakare noted that Igboho must act within the ambits of the law to avert inter-tribal crisis in the country pointing out that he looks like a man who wants to fight for his people but indiscriminate violence is an ill wind that will do nobody any good but will affect other ethnic groups living in the north.
He also expressed gladness that Igboho apologized to the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi cautioning that the ancient stool of the Ooni of Ife as well as other monarchs and leaders in Yoruba land must be respected and no one must drag them or their name in the mud.
“Let’s be very careful not to tear this country apart and I am appealing to men of goodwill to rise to the occasion. There are four issues involved in this matter that I have considered and that by the grace of God as soon as I have the opportunity, I will also bring to the attention of Mr President and I know his ministers and those in government will be doing the same with him.
“One of the issues is open grazing. It is obsolete and it needs to end, it needs to end because the nations of the earth had gone beyond this. I was in Glasgow, I was in Israel, there are so many things that we can do about agricultural pastoralism that would stop all the troubles in our land.”
“We’ve lived with Fulani and Fulani have lived with us across our lands, we must separate this agricultural pastoralism from the terrorists in the forests. The government must fish out the criminals.
“We must be careful of indiscriminate violence and separate terrorists in the forests from agricultural pastoralism. Those who are invading other people’s farms must be stopped. If our laws do not stop them and if property rights are not respected, then the government is not doing what it should do.”
Continuing, Pastor Bakare said: “Herdsmen need to register in their host communities and states for proper identification. The government needs to pass laws, property laws must be respected and all these pastoralists need to register so that you can know who they are and where they are going. It is a private business and it must not generate all the kinds of heat that it has generated right now.”