Imidiate past Chairman of the All Progressives Congress
in Ekiti State, Chief Jide Awe, said on Saturday that the
South-West region would produce the country’s next
president under the banner of the party in 2023.
Awe said that the governors of the South-West states
should have been praised by the Federal Government on the
Operation Amotekun initiative, rather than the treatment
they got through the office of the Attorney General of the
Federation, Abubakar Malami.
Awe spoke in an interview in Ado Ekiti against the backdrop
of a statement by Miyetti Allah’s Kautal Hore that Operation
Amotekun might cost South-West the presidency in 2023.
He said, “They said they won’t give us Presidency in 2023
if the governors insist on protecting their people. Well, the
position is not being allocated by the group saying that.
Again, let them know that the Yoruba are destined for
Presidency in 2023 because we have paid our dues as far
as the APC is concerned.”
The APC chieftain, who said the inability of the
conventional security outfits to secure the people’s lives
signposted that Nigeria was a failed state.He added that
“Anything that has to do with security does not carry the
toga of politics, so it will be a great disservice to our
people to politicise the issues surrounding the formation
and proscription of Amotekun.
Awe said, “For the AGF to have complete work, let him tell
Nigerians that hiring of the private guard is illegal.Let him
tell us that fencing a building or purchase of generating sets
are also illegal as well.
“Let him know that as big men exist and protected by
army, police, and others, we at the lowest rung of the
ladder must be allowed to live our lives, we too must be
protected and Amotekun is for this purpose because the
Federal Government has failed us.
“I salute our governors for this joint security. I am still at a
loss with the claim by the Federal Government that
Amotekun was illegal. People were being kidnapped,
robbed, killed and traumatised on a daily basis and the
Federal Government did nothing. Do they want our
governors to watch as their people were being killed?
“I had been a victim of kidnapping because my brother was
abducted by strange people here in Ekiti.We had to look for
the money we didn’t have to pay the ransom before he was
released. Should we fold our arms and allow this to
“I am a farmer and I knew what it takes to keep your farm.
Several millions of farms had been destroyed in Orin Ekiti,
Oke Ako and other towns in the Ekiti axis, also in Ijare in
Ondo and Ibarapa area in Oyo. All these wicked acts must
stop and that was what the Amotekun issue was about.”

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