AMOTEKUN: What Governors, AGF must do – Tinubu
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has called for a private discussion between the Governors of the South-west and the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, over the legal status of Amotekun.
Tinubu who in a statement signed personally said the governors seeking to protect their people with Amotekun don’t jeopardize security in the country described their actions as a step in the evolution of the country’s federalism.
In the statement titled “The Public Discourse over Amotekun,” the Former Governor of Lagos State said objectivity and calmness are required in discourse and said “the enduring quality of our republic will be established by the sagacity with which we handle disagreements regarding the division of power between federal and state governments”.
He warned that that fabric could be torn by what he called the “dangerous rhetoric of those who should know better.”
Tinubu said: “This matter cannot be resolved on the pages of newspapers or by attributing negative motives to either side. The best way to resolve this is still for the two sides to enter private discussions. Either the governors should seek an official but private meeting with the Attorney-General, or the Attorney-General can initiate the contact. Since Amotekun is their initiative, the governors bear the greater onus in seeking the meeting”.