When I argued that in the North, those gifted with the power of oratory often use their ingenuity ineffectually, I was harangued. His Royal Highness, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, is in this category.
The Security Network Agency of South-Western states have submitted bills to their respective Houses of Assembly, seeking to establish Amotekun security outfit in the region.
The Speakers of Houses of Assembly in the South West Zone have pledged to provide legislative support for Amotekun, the security initiative conceived by governors in the region.
The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has stated that Amotekun remains an illegal security outfil, stressing that Nigeria’s constitution has no provision for regional security architecture.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met behind closed-doors with the South West governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka on Tuesday took a swipe on former governor of Old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa over claim that the security outfit was a ploy by Yoruba leaders to create Oduduwa Republic.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State, Moshood Salvador, on Monday described the Western Nigeria Security Network, code-named, “Amotekun,” as a good idea capable of addressing the security challenges in the geo-political zone.
The Amotekun palaver has clearly become an albatross for the Buhari Administration and will, indeed, become an election issue very, very soon. The Southwest is clearly hell-bent on having its way, marshalling its propaganda resources in the form of pressure groups such as legal luminaries,
The federal government has declared Amotekun, the paramilitary outfit established by the South West governors as illegal and unconstitutional.