Why FG can’t declare Amotekun illegal – Adebanjo
An elder statesman, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has said that the Federal Government was wrong to declare Amotekun illegal.
Recall that the six South-West governors floated the security outfit last Thursday to check kidnapping, banditry and other crimes in the zone.
But in a Tuesday statement, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) declared Amotekun illegal, saying security was the exclusive preserve of the Federal Government.
Reacting, Adebanjo, a chieftain of Afenifere, stated that the AGF’s pronouncement was wrong.
The nonagenarian encouraged the Federal Government to go to court if it has anything against the launch of the outfit.
According to Adebanjo, the north has similar civilian security outfits that have not been declared illegal by the Federal Government. He added that Amotekun should not be treated differently.
“He (Malami) has no right to declare the authority of state governments as illegal. If it is illegal, he should take them to court and beg the court to declare it illegal under the constitution of the country. He has no authority to do so at all,” he said.
“Civilian organisations in Kano and other places in the north, they are not illegal, how are they now illegal in the south? For me I am not surprised, any dictatorial tendency from the federal government is welcomed because I have predicted it so they are only confirming all that I have said about Buhari’s dictatorial tendency.
“The judiciary is established to adjudicate between persons and between governments. I have said it before that this is not a government of the people, it is the military government of the north by Buhari. It is a dictatorship per se,” TheCable quoted Adebanjo as saying.