• Says Nigeria’s fabric not at risk with South-West security outfit
The All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has called for private discussion between the governors of the South-West and the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, over Amotekun, the security outfit of the South-West states.
He said the foundation of the country had not been put at risk with the South-West regional security outfit launched by the governors of the zone in a bit to confront the insecurity in their states.
The former Lagos governor, however, warned that, that fabric could be torn by what he called the “dangerous rhetoric of those who should know better.”
In his first intervention in the controversy surrounding Amotekun, Asiwaju Tinubu said: “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 terribly 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 statement personally signed by him entitled “The Public Discourse Over Amotekun,” and released on Wednesday reads: “Amotekun. This issue has dominated recent discourse and media headlines. Distilled to its basics, it concerns how best state governments can assist with the safety and security of their residents. This is a matter of serious concern entitled to sober thought. However, it has been turned into a political tug-of-war. Fierce, often unthinking rhetoric, for and against, has crossed the lips of too many Nigerians. More subjective talking than objective thinking has been the fuel of this outburst.