Amotekun has come to stay irrespective of criticism ― Akeredolu
The Chairman of the SouthWest Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday, said the Western Nigeria Security Network codename Amotekun has come to stay irrespective of criticism from any part of the country.
Speaking through his Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Ojo Oyewamide,
Akeredolu while reacting to the statement made by the National Secretary, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Saleh Alhassan, said all legal means would be deployed to ensure the success of the security outfit in the region.
Akeredolu however, maintained that the security outfit would operate within the region without necessarily affecting the oneness of the country as a nation.
The governor who ignored the outburst of the Miyetti Allah scribe, and restrained from attacking Alhassan over his comments, said “as usual, the issue was Amotekun. Rather than throwing same stones, the arrogant miscreant threw at the governors, we will rather put the blame on those internal collaborators whose parochial political pursuits have beclouded their sense of tomorrow.
“Yes, the possibility of an outburst as such can only be seen when a serving senator because of his political ambition, would rather demonise Amotekun than support the scheme.”
The governor who queried some moves against the Amotekun security outfit by some SouthWest lawmakers asked that: “Is it not curious that it was shortly after a supposed Senator whose immediate environment is the most affected by insecurity pummeled Amotekun that the Federal Attorney-General came out that same evening to issue a statement?
“These are the internal collaborators whose vested interests who have sold the Southwest out.
“However, we must emphasise that our unity and cohesion as a nation are two cherished features that we can’t afford to undermine.”
Akeredolu maintained that “For the umpteenth time, Amotekun has come to stay and all legal means will be deployed to achieve the same without necessarily affecting our oneness as a nation.
“Like others elsewhere, Amotekun remains complimentary; it’s not a regional force.”