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Seyi Makinde restates the position of Southern Govs on rotatory presidency, security, open grazing

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has opened up on the highpoints of the meeting of Southern Governors held in Alausa in Lagos on Monday.

Below is a summary as tweeted on his official Twitter handle Monday evening.

“At the Southern Governors Forum today, we discussed several issues of national importance including reemphasising the need for state police.

“We resolved that if security agencies are to carry out an operation in a state, they must duly inform the state’s sitting governor.

The Southern Governors at the meeting held in Lagos

“We agreed that all southern Nigeria states should have anti-open grazing laws in place by September 1, 2021.

“We also resolved that deductions from the Federation Account for the Nigeria Police Security Trust Fund should be shared between the states and FG to fight insecurity.

“We also resolved that in keeping with the politics of fairness and equity, the next president of Nigeria should emerge from the south.

“We further rejected the removal of the electronic transmission of election results from the proposed Electoral Act,” he tweeted.

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