‘Akeredolu won’t engage in media war with Lawan’ – aide

NEWSMAN, Akure – Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu said he would not react to the statement credited to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, on the issue of insecurity in the country.

Akeredolu said he was not interested in engaging any person or group of persons he described as crisis entrepreneurs and divisionists in media war on the matters affecting the security of residents of the country, especially the ones that concern the South-West.

The Governor in a statement by his Special Assistant on New Media, Olabode Olatunde, said “At the risk of being repetitive, the Governor Akeredolu-led South-West Governors will not go into the arena of media conflict with crisis entrepreneurs and divisionists”.

Lawan, in an interview with the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), had accused the governors of instigating the crisis through their unguarded utterances.

He described what happened in some parts of the South-west particularly, in Ibadan, Oyo State where the tension boiled over, resulting in a clash between Hausa and Yoruba traders at Shasha Market, as a failure of leadership.

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