- PDP says the issue not political but about the people.
- Raises alarm over the governors’ perceived silenced.
The state Chairman of the party, Dan Orbih, in Benin on Monday describes the situation as more worrisome as the governor was the silent on the state when his colleagues had come out to vehemently oppose the scheme.
While noting that the issue is not political, Orbih said it is about the Edo people.
“We heard reports of people being killed, people being chased out of their houses. This is quite disturbing.
“You will agree with me that it is not in our culture to bring in animals to destroy farms that we laboured to cultivate.”
The party chairman likened the Ruga settlement plan to the situation where pigs will be transported from the south to a complete Muslim community.
” And you say you want to create a space for people who have engaged in piggery to do their farms in a Muslim community. That is the same way it is for us in Edo State, and you know very well it is not part of our culture.
“So, if the Governor decides to go ahead in spite of the opposition by the good people of Edo State, we feel heavily heart-broken. You can rest assured that we will take all available steps to protect the interest of our people.
He added that the opposition can’t be ruled out to take legal action if he decides to go ahead.