The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has lambasted the spokesperson for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, for criticising his statement on grazing routes.
Odumakin had condemned the former Lagos State governor’s suggestion that the Federal Government should take over unoccupied land in Nigeria and convert them to grazing reserves as a solution to the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen.
The Afenifere spokesperson said Tinubu’s suggestion was an endorsement of the alleged call by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association that the entire country should be converted into a cattle colony.
Reacting in a statement on Wednesday through his media aide, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu noted that Odumakin did not read his full speech before deciding to attack him.
Rahman said: “Asiwaju Tinubu did not mention South-West in particular and what he said had a context to it: ‘Unoccupied, isolated land can quickly be turned into grazing areas in the affected states’.
“It is not only some states in the South-West that are affected but several states across the country. Why Odumakin suddenly gets hot under the collar may not be far-fetched.
“The usual frenzy and self-righteous mentality he portrays is on full display. Perhaps next time, he should read through the whole submission and caution himself from self-righteousness and displaying in full glare anarchical emotions.
“And if Odumakin’s delusion still allows him to read, perhaps a read through of the full chunk of what was said by Tinubu at the summit will educate him better.”