The Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State have disagreed on the causes of herdsmen attacks and killings in the state.
While the APC had accused the Ayo Fayose-led government of creating a hostile environment for the herdsmen through his anti-grazing laws and his refusal to allow for cattle colonies in the state, the PDP believes that such comments showed ”a tacit approval for the wanton killings and destruction of farmlands by the herdsmen.”
The Deputy Chairman of the APC in the state, Kemi Olaleye said Fayose should be held culpable for the killings perpetrated by the herdsmen.
Olaleye who spoke on Saturday while featuring on radio programme in Ibadan, Oyo State, said establishing cattle colonies was the way forward.
But the PDP in a statement on Monday, accused the APC of backing the herdsmen in their continued killings of farmers and destruction of farmlands in the state.
The statement which was signed by the state Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo, said it was strange that the APC never said a word to condemn the ”murder of innocent sons and daughters of Ekiti State,” as well as destruction of farmlands.
The statement said instead of showing empathy and supporting the efforts of the state governor, the APC and its leaders had been inciting the herdsmen against the government.