Supporting Amotekun may deprive Southwest of 2023
Presidency, Miyetti Allah tells govs
Herdsmen under the umbrella of the Miyetti Allah Kautal
Hore have warned Southwest governors to withdraw their
support for Western Nigeria Security outfit, codenamed
‘Operation Amotekun’, adding that their continued support
for Operation Amotekun may hurt the Southwest’s chances
of getting the Presidency in 2023.
The National Secretary of the group, Alhassan Saleh, said
this during an interview with The media on Wednesday.
Saleh said Miyetti Allah was disappointed in the South-West
intelligentsia for supporting the outfit.
He said, “This Amotekun scheme is political and is not the
solution to the problem of insecurity. What the South-West
governors should have done is to continue to push for state
police. Where did they expect to get the funding from at a
time some of them are struggling to pay salaries?
“It is best they give up on this idea because it may affect the
chances of the South-West to produce the President in
2023. The thinking is that if the South-West, a major
stakeholder in this government, can be toying with this idea
now, they may do worse when they get to power.”
The group also hailed the Attorney-General of the
Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, for describing
Amotekun as an illegal outfit.
Saleh said the AGF ought to have spoken long ago instead
of waiting for things to have reached an advanced stage.
“We are in agreement with the AGF that Amotekun is illegal.
In fact, we are unhappy that it took the AGF this long to
react,” he said.

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