Amotekun remains panacea to security threat in Ondo ― Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday, maintained that the Ondo State Security Network, known as Amotekun, remained the panacea to security threat in the state and the region, saying the corps has been working proactively with citizens in order to prevent crime and to solve crime-related problems.

Akeredolu who stated this while meeting with the local government Chairmen in Ondo State tasked the elected Chairmen across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state to set up a local vigilante, as part of efforts to tackle insecurity in the state.

The governor who advised the local councils boss to engage local hunters who can effectively work with the men of the Amotekun corps.

He promised to provide at least, two vehicles for the Amotekun Corps in each of 18 Local Government Areas across the state, as operational vehicles to aid the fight against criminality.

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Akeredolu noted that the Amotekun corps is key to the effective security of lives and properties of the people of the state, urging the local government chairmen to work with the Amotekun corps.

He approved a regular monthly meeting with the Chairmen as a way of engaging the representatives of the people at the grassroots level.

On the issue of the party, the APC, Akeredolu reiterated that party supremacy must adhere strictly to, adding to lack of respect for party supremacy is an invitation to anarchy.

He said:” The election and your emergence both as candidates of the party and elected chairmen are well deserved.

“We must respect the party’s decision. The party’s arrangements on fielding you as candidates for the local government election was based on party supremacy. If you don’t respect it you are inviting anarchy.”

Akeredolu commended the council boss for their support during the last governorship election in the state and his inauguration for a second term in office, saying that the victory was for all members of the party.

Earlier, the state chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) who is also the Chairman of Akoko South-West Local Government Area, Hon Augustine Oloruntogbe congratulated the governor on behalf of his colleagues for conducting local government election in the state as part of his electioneering campaign.

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Amotekun remains panacea to security threat in Ondo ― Akeredolu

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