Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed the real reason behind his deliberate silence over Yoruba initiated security outfit Operation Amotekun.
The APC Chieftain in his revelation said many of the people who reacted to Amotekun did so for public attention, not because they cared about the people the security outfit would benefit.
He disclosed detractors seeking to take advantage of the delicate situation of Amotekun, tried to goad him into making a public statement in the hope that he would misspeak.
Hence, he had to take time to study the already volatile situation of Amotekun before revealing his stance.
Tinubu made this known in a statement released by his spokesperson, Tunde Rahman on Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020.
Part of the statement reads “Seeking to fulfill their mandates by helping protect their people, the governors of the Southwest collectively established a program to buttress existing security mechanisms. Seeking to protect the constitution as best he could, the Attorney-General offered his opinion on what he believed the governors have sought to do. No one can blame either party for seeking to fulfill what they genuinely see as their public duty.
“Until now, I have deliberately maintained a studied silence regarding Amotekun. Many have tried to goad my swift public reaction. Those who have taken this road did so not because they care about Amotekun or even the people it intends to help protect. They did so knowing this had become a delicate and emotional issue for many. These cynics did so with the adversarial hope that, in haste, I might misspeak or misstep in a manner they could twist to their political advantage.
“Such people are possessed of a mercenary aspect that permits them to sacrifice almost anything, even jeopardize the very foundations of our political unity, if they might exact personal gain from the upheaval. In that they know no nobler purpose than their own appetites, we should feel sorry for them. However, we must not allow our sympathies for their barren condition to persuade us that there is worth in their destructive misconduct. They must be left to the consequences of their own devices.”