North VS South: Gani Adams fires back at Matawalle

April 12, 2021
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Gani Adams, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, has today cautioned Governer Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State against fueling crisis between the North and South.

Recall that the Matawalle had claimed that Northerners in the South western part were being killed and further warned that such should stop to prevent a reprisal in the Northern part of the country.

Reacting to this allegation, The Aare Ona Kakanfo debunked such claim by the governer, saying that people of South West have never being identified with attacking of Northerners in the region.

He further urged the governor to stop making derogatory statement that could stir up regional clashes and as well described the statement as unfortunate and inflammatory.

Adams reassured that Northerners in the regions who are doing their legitimate businesses are free to keep running them without any form of attack, asserting that nobody would attack any person who is not a criminal in Yorubaland.

He said: “Well, I think the governor should know that we Southerners, especially the South-Westerners, have never attacked Northerners in our region.

“Northerners who are doing their legitimate businesses are free to run their businesses here in the South-West; nobody will attack any person who is not a criminal in the South-West, even the criminal must not even be attacked in the South-West, we hand them over to the police. So I don’t know where the governor is getting the information from.

“So I am speaking on behalf of the South-West, the Yoruba people have never attacked Northerners who are doing their lawful and legitimate businesses, and I don’t think anybody who is mature as a governor can make that kind of statement. So, Northern leaders should call the governor to order, that he should not use the issue of ethnicity to play politics.”

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