We will look at Kanu’s appeal for ban on open grazing – Imo gov’t

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We will look at Kanu's appeal for ban on open grazing - Imo gov't

The Imo State Government says it will look at the appeal of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, for the ban of open grazing in South East.

Nnamdi Kanu had last week issued a 14-day ultimatum to the five governors to ban open grazing.

Though the Hope Uzodimma, the Imo State governor said Kanu does not have the authority to order the governors to ban open grazing, he, however, said the governors will look at the issue.

According to Imo State Commissioner of Information, Mr Declan Emelumba “I don’t know the basis he is issuing the ultimatum. Is he the boss of the governors or superior authority? The governors will look at his appeal at their discretion.

“The threat aspect is wrong. He has no right to talk of enforcement. The South-East governors will always take decision-based on the best interest of the people who elected them”.

Also Read: Kanu gives South-East governors 14 days to ban open grazing

Also, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chekwas Okorie, said that opinion leaders in the region had pressed South-East governors to employ the Benue State model in actualizing it through legal means, just as South-West Amotekun, Vanguard reports.

According to him: “It’s not about IPOB calling for it, it is nothing new, it has been suggested before. Opinion leaders in the South-East have suggested the Benue State model in this regard.

“But now that it has been re-echoed by IPOB, I think it should be considered. Whatever their constraint is, none of us knows. But I expect them to address insecurity in the region.

“South-East governors are not proactive on security matters. The reecho by IPOB should be a wakeup call for reconsideration.”

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