“Before leaving you today, I will raise for you(hunters) #2.5m,
Secondly, I will raise #2.5m again for the affected families.
“I want to say it very clearly, everything you want me to do, I will
do. Because the moment you are not secured then I had better resigned
as a governor.
“If I cannot provide adequate security for you, it is better for me
to leave this office. The only reason you voted for me is because you
know I am competent to do the needful in circumstances like this.
Nobody will take Ekiti away from us.
“This killing of our people must stop. It is deliberate and we must
take all actions to stop it.
“They have killed two, they have killed all of us, a fight against one
Ekiti man is a fight against everybody, the President must rise up to
the challenge and stand this decaying security situation in the face,
we cannot continue like this.
“When they defeat you they will go to the next community, when they
defeat that community they will go to another one, this is Ekiti
Parapo war and it must be fought in the totality of our spirit. I
stand by you, I stand for you and that is why you elected me at a
time like this. I will not disappoint you.
“Like I said earlier, you want a Pick Up Van, today, today, I will
give you a Pick Up.
“Let it be said, those people behind this herdsmen, we’ll defeat you,
we will defeat you. Enough of this political herdsmen operating as
herdsmen but are Boko Haram, they are coming into South West
gradually, we are going to fight you.
“Anywhere you find a cow that is grazing unnecessarily on our ways,
call my attention, we will take them out. I am going to the house of
assembly to criminalize grazing in wrong areas. You hide under grazing
to kill people, you are operating in the night, where would you tell
me someone grazing found AK47?
“Some people are behind them, using AK 47, you rape my wife, you rape
my children, if they attempt it, bring them down! Terminate their
lives! If they claim they want to sleep with your wives, they want to
touch your children, bring them down! Bring them down!
“It is a war against Ekiti, it must be fought with the totality of our
strength. God bless you, I want to reassure you, we’ll provide the
necessary security to keep you in your community. Don’t run away,
don’t go to another community, it is your home and nobody will have
drive you out of your home!”
~Governor Ayodele Fayose, while addressing local hunters at Oke-Ako Ekiti today.