Afenifere, OPC, Igboho, others to launch campaign against cows, beef consumption
Some individuals and groups in the Southwest have indicated an intention to prove to Northern traders that the South, particularly the Southwest, can survive without their foodstuffs and cows.
The group include Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural group, Oodua Peoples Congress, (OPC) under the leadership of Segun Osinbote, while the eminent individuals include the Activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho; the Are Ona Kankanfo, Gani Adams.
They said they are set to launch a campaign against cows.
This is according to an advertorial published in Punch on March 1, 2021.
The campaign which is tagged, ‘Anything But Cow Day’, will launch on March 5, 2021, and is being held in response to the boycott of the South by northern traders. The boycott has entered its 4th day.
The campaign, which is themed, ‘A one-day symbolic beef boycott towards terminating the cow pandemic- End COWVID-21’ is expected to trend on Twitter with the #endcowpandemic.org’ and will be streamed live on Odua Peoples Communications Youtube channel.
Meanwhile, the strike action embarked on by the cattle and foodstuffs dealers under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria has entered its fourth day.
The strike, which involved closing all routes linking the North to the South, has dominated discussions on social media.
According to the Northern traders, the blockade is a protest against the harassment of Fulani people by Southerners who see them as killers and kidnappers.