The South West Governors have been urged to subject the operation of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network outfit code named Amotekun to democratic control.
The sacked chairmen under the auspices of Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON),appealed to the governors to subject Amotekun to democratic control so as not to be abused.
The Chairman, Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye, while reacting to the launch of Amotekun said, “Let me state here that ALGON Oyo State supports Amotekun as we have been doing to create and support any move to address meaningfully the security of life and property as this is the fundamental objective and duty of government at all levels because without security there cannot be governance or development.
Aleshinloye disclosed this while speaking at a program organized to appreciate journalists in the state.
Present at the event were correspondents and reporters of various media houses in the state, All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman in the state, Akin Oke, Minority leader of the State House of Assembly, Asimiyu Alarape, ALGON members and former Commissioner for Finance in the state Bimbo Adekanbi.
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According to him, we, however, wish to appeal to South west governors to subject the operation of Amotekun to democratic control and management of communities and local government authorities as elected representatives of the grassroots for Amotekun not to be abused and misused.”
He urged the governors to look at all genuine complaints and suggestions to make Amotekun generally acceptable so as to achieve its set goal of providing complementary security to all.
“The governors should also look at all genuine complains and suggestions to make Amotekun generally acceptable so as to achieve its set goal of providing complementary security to all.
“ALGON Oyo State will soon set up a technical committee to study the situation and make recommendations to the governors on it. Once again, we wish you bountiful success and great accomplishments in the new year.