Aare Afe Babalola, a senior advocate of Nigeria, says any plan by the federal government to destroy the southwest security initiative, Amotekun, will fail.
Babalola on Sunday, January 19, explained that the security project is very much legal according to the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.
He stated that the southwest governors have not done anything illegal bringing up the initiative, saying that they have only responded to the desire of the region on security.
According to him, “The Amotekun outfit is a protective and supportive outfit established by the governors of the Southwest.
“Section 24 of the constitution provides that ‘it shall be the duty of every citizen to make positive and useful contribution to the advancement, progress and well-being of the community where he resides’. Well-being means security of life and property etc.”
Earlier, The Herald reported that the Aare Ona Kakanfo, Iba Gani Adams, said that the Northern oligarchy is afraid of Amotekun because it will halt the region’s “conquest agenda” in the South-West geopolitical zone.
He stated this on Sunday while replying elder statesman, Balarabe Musa’s comment on the newly-launched security outfit.
Musa, who was Governor of Kaduna State in the Second Republic, said that Amotekun was launched to pursue separatist agenda.
But the Yoruba generalissimo faulted the claim that the security outfit was a precursor to the formation of Oduduwa Republic.
Gani Adams said, “Let me say this clearly, the emergence of Amotekun is the beginning of wisdom, and the fear of the Northern oligarchy is that the existence of Amotekun may jeopardise their conquest agenda.