The Southwest Chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP has called on governors of the six States in the geopolitical zone to expedite action on the Western Nigeria Security Network code-named, Operation Amotekun, by recruiting and deploying personnel to the nooks and crannies of the region.
The Party, lamented the inability of the President Muhammadu Buhari government to curtail the growing insecurity in the country.
It made these positions in a statement signed by its Zonal Publicity Secretary, Mr Ayo Fadaka, commending governors Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo); Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti); Gboyega Oyetola (Osun); Seyi Makinde (Oyo); Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos) and Dapo Abiodun (Ogun) for inaugurating Amotekun.
The Party enjoined the governors to take swift action on the security and safety of the region, noting that the encouragement became imperative due to the fact that “the nation today totters on the fringes of a combustion that poses dire consequences to Nigeria and its people.”
According to the statement, the Presidency has remained weak and effeminate in preventing danger in the land, a development which it said was even attested to by the Senate last week.
“Therefore, it is time that the Amotekun initiative was pushed to its next level of operation through recruitment and deployment of personnel through the nooks and crannies of the South-West.”
“We state this after taking due cognizance of a press statement by the Miyetti Allah, the herders’ Trade Union, taking responsibilities for the recent genocide in Plateau State, and further claiming that the entire nation is their possession. That statement is absolutely irresponsible and capable of inciting untoward responses from other sections of the country,” the statement read.
The Party lamented that it continued to remain perturbed that in spite of so many acceptances of responsibilities for genocidal actions by Miyetti Allah, President Buhari’s government continues to fail in bringing the criminals to justice.
The statement says, “We, however, wish to educate the group that the Southwest and even slightly beyond, belongs to the Yorubas and no group or people can dispossess us of our heritage and this is supported by history. We also call on the proper Fulani leaders to begin to speak out against the actions of these characters in the interest of our nation.”
The PDP went ahead to urge the six governors and the traditional rulers of the Southwest geopolitical zone to expedite action on measures that would rid their communities of elements who pose as threats to the safety and security of the people of the Southwest.
It added that the peace and security of the zone was priceless and must be maintained at all costs.