PRESS STATEMENT

Re: Anti-open Grazing Law

Alaigbo Politics And Leadership Awareness Forum (APLAF) wishes to commend all the southern governors that have signed the anti-open grazing law in their respective states — this is a good step in the right direction.

We wish to admonish Anambra and Ebonyi States governors, who are yet to sign the anti-open grazing bill into law; therefore demand them to do sign it into law within the next 30-days without further hesitation

— because going against the people’s wishes will lead to heavy consequences (loss of lives and properties).

Once again, APLAF joins hands with other Igbo socio-cultural groups to caution Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma over his anti-Southern and pro-Northern stands.

Gov. Hope Uzodinma should remember that he is from the southeast and currently the governor of Imo state — as such should work in the best interests of Imolites, south-easterners, and the collective good of southern Nigerians;

rather than serving the northern interests as he is currently doing, through his actions and inactions (rhetorics).

APLAF also uses this opportunity to warn every northern group and political leader that is against this law, to stop making inciting statements that could lead to violence and subsequent loss of lives and properties.

Furthermore, APLAF advises that Fulani herdsmen should stay clear and stop open grazing, especially in the southeast.

Although, several community vigilantes have been mandated to fish out violators of the anti-open grazing law in the Southeast;

we (APLAF) have set up an independent surveillance team in each southeast LGA, to apprehend and severely deal with any Fulani herdsmen that violate this law, “to be forewarned is to be forearmed.”

Southeast residents are enjoined to go about their normal legal daily activities and report any open grazing activities by Fulani herdsmen to their local vigilantes or give us (APLAF) a tip-off through any of our social media platforms.

Signed:

(APLAF)

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