Akeredolu Slams FG, Vows To Secure Arms To Protect His People

Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo state, has slammed the Federal Government for allowing the equivalent of Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun Corps) in Katsina State to bear arms while denying Amotekun the right to.

Akeredolu expressed his disappointment in a thread of tweets on Thursday, claiming that the FG, with the act, has neglected true federalism and described the present Nigeria led by President Buhari as “one country, two systems.”

“That Katsina was able to arm its state security force, with the display of AK47 means we are pursuing one country, two systems” solution to the national question,” the Governor wrote.

The Governor lamented the decision to deny Amotekun the right to bear arms when it mattered the most as a terrible one and an act of subjugation.

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“If the katsina situation conferring advantages on some, in the face of commonly faced existential threats, it means that our unitary policing system, which has failed, is a deliberate method of subjugation which must be challenged.”

“Denying Amotekun the right to bear arms exposes the Southwest to life-threatening marauders and organized crime. It is also a deliberate destruction of our agricultural sector. It is an existential threat.”

He also used the opportunity to emphasise his determination to protect his people.

“We want to reiterate that what is sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander. Ondo State government under the doctrine of necessity have decided to fulfil its legal, constitutional and moral duty to the citizens of the State, by acquiring arms to protect them,” he wrote.