The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has said the meeting of the Nigerian Governors Forum with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) fell short of people’s expectations because the victims of herders’ criminal activities were not invited.
The elders criticized the meeting, saying its resolution does not represent the general wishes of Yoruba people “who are currently yelling in the hands of the killer herdsmen.”
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The Council in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Dr. Kunle Olajide and made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, described the meeting as a “sham”.
He argued that the representatives of Yoruba socio-cultural groups ought to have been invited and not only MACBAN in order to give the meeting credibility.
The body said the southwest governors were not at the meeting to represent the region as they were minority and were conveners representing the interest of the Nigeria Governor’s Forum which is the arbitrator of the dispute.