Supporting Amotekun May Cost Me Second Term – Akeredolu


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Ondo State Governor, Olurotimi Akeredolu has addressed fears and speculations concerning his open support for Yoruba initiated security outfit, Operation Amotekun which could cost him his second term ambition.

However, Akeredolu said he remains unfazed as he would keep lending his voice to see that Amotekun becomes fully established since it was in the best interest of the citizenry.

He noted that the operation would be beneficial to the entire country as the benefits will not be limited to South-West region alone.

Donald Ojogo, spokesperson to the state governor made this known in a statement made available t newsmen.

“In the case of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of Ondo State, it is pertinent to state that he is not perturbed by the possible consequences of leading governors of the South-West in the formation of Amotekun.

“In particular, fears and apprehension have been expressed in many quarters that his role in the formation of Amotekun could affect his second term chances.

“This is far from the truth because Governor Akeredolu is on the path of national cohesion through collaborative internal security.

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“The decision taken in respect of Amotekun was in the interest of the entire country and not the South-West alone.

“The political insinuations and blackmail are the required ingredients needed to make it credible. But such will not discourage the governor in any manner.”

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