Governor Akeredolu Blames Federal Government’s refusal to allow Amotekun bear arms

Written by on September 22, 2022

GOVERNOR Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has criticised the Federal Government’s objection to the proposed use of arms by the Western Nigeria Security Network code named (Amotekun Corps) while allowing its equivalent in Katsina state to bear weapons.

Insisting that Ondo State will defend its people, he said the denial of the right of Amotekun to bear arms to protect the people of the state violated the tenets of federalism.

The governor, who is the chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum, said in a statement that equity and justice are required in the Federal Government’s relationship with all the component units.

It could be recalled that the 19 northern governors and all the traditional rulers in the region recently called for the amendment of the 1999 Constitution to give legal backing to state police


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