Discrimination should not exist in Nigeria – Governor Aiyedatiwa

By Precious Oluwole

Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, have emphasized Nigeria’s collective identity and made a call for non-discrimination, stressing the absence of bias against any ethnic group within the state, including the Hausas, Fulanis, Igbos, Awka Ibom among others.

Governor Aiyedatiwa made this call while receiving members of the Hausa, Arewa, Fulnai community, the Igbo community and Ebira/Igala community across the State in his office on Tuesday.

Governor Aiyedatiwa noted that as Nigerians, we all have the right to live anywhere in the country, irrespective of our tribe.

“We are all Nigerians and we have the right to live anywhere, all that is needed is to be law abiding. We are being guided by the same law.

“Discrimination should not exist, we are one Nigeria, every law in Ondo State is for the better living of the people”.

Governor Aiyedatiwa appreciated the Hausa community’s love and support. He also acknowledged their endorsement, promising them that they will not regret it.

Earlier, Alhaji Mohammed Shuaibu, Chairman, APC, Hausa community in Ondo State, pleaded with Governor Aiyedatiwa that they must enjoy the present government led by him. He further stressed that they also want to be included in his campaign team, as well as his appointees.

Also, Hajia Suraya Aminu, Special Adviser on political mobilization to the National Chairman of APC, Alhaji Umar Ganduje expressed that Gov Aiyedatiwa is a deserving Governor.

While wishing him all the best, she said that as mothers, Hausa women will give their comprehensive support, their time and all to make sure that he wins the forthcoming gubernatorial election.

Hausa community who came out in large numbers, endorsed Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa as the next Governor of Ondo State.

Representing the Igbos, Akwa Ibom, and non-indigenous communities, High Chief Kingsley Chukwuma and Mr. Emmanuel Oho urged the governor to welcome people from all tribes and provide a supportive environment for their businesses to flourish.

Similarly, Mr. Joe Erugha, leader of the Edo tribes, appealed to the governor to focus on reviving inactive companies in the state to generate job opportunities for the populace.

Speaking on behalf of the Ebira community, Pharmacist Isiah Onimisi stressed their reputation for farming and urged the governor to enhance the farming environment in the state while advocating for inclusion in government.

In the same vein, Mr Ali Monday, the Igala spokesperson in Ondo state affirmed their allegiance to the present administration, expressing a collective agreement that the entire Igala community supports Governor Aiyedatiwa.

Those in attendance were the Deputy Governor, Dr Olayide Adelami, the Secretary to the State Government, Tayo Oluwatuyi, the Chief of Staff, Prince Segun Omojuwa, Special Advisers and Commissioners.

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