BREAKING: Tinubu Voices Support for Amotekun
By Olamide Fadoju
National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, after weeks of silence, has supported the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) popularly called Amotekun.
Tinubu in a statement signed on Wednesday said the regional security outfit established by governors of the South-West zone has not put the “the foundation of the country at risk”.
He added that the dispute over the existence of Amotekun if not properly managed might lead to chaos due to the “dangerous rhetoric of those who should know better.”
“Those claiming that this limited, inoffensive addition to security threatens the Republic have taken themselves upon a madcap excursion.
“Those claiming that the Federal Government seeks to suppress the Southwest have also lost their compass. Those who occupy these two extremes have sunken into the dark recesses of fear and political paranoia that can undo a nation if such sentiments are allowed to gestate”.
The former Lagos Governor further called for private discussion between the Governors of theSouth-west and the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, over Amotekun.
Amotekun is the south-western regional security outfit launched by the governors of the zone in a bid to confront the insecurity in their states but has been described as illegal by the Federal Government.