The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has described the ban on night grazing by Governor Godwin Obaseki as a joke.
It said the pronouncement of the ban showed that Obaseki was unserious in addressing the serious issue of herdsmen menace.
A statement signed by State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, stated that Obaseki has effectively turned Edo State into a cattle colony during the day.
Orbih dared the governor to make his position on cattle colony, adding that the main issue was not about night time grazing but about land for cattle colonies.
“This government by this pronouncement has inadvertently given licence to the herdsmen to invade farms and feast on their produce as long as its done in the daytime”, he noted.
“Farms and farmers are now exposed to the menace of the rampaging herdsmen and Governor Obaseki’s policy emboldens them.
“It is a clear demonstration of the Governor’s insensitivity to the plight of Edo people who are now living in fear and danger.
“Why is Governor Obaseki having difficulty in stating his position on the proposed policy of the creation of cattle colonies in Nigeria?”