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Akeredolu urges council chairmen to set up local vigilantes

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Says Amotekun Corps key to security state

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has charged the elected chairmen across the 18 local councils of the state to set up vigilante groups as part of efforts to tackle insecurity in the state and rid it of criminal elements.

Akeredolu stated this, yesterday, during a meeting with the council chairmen at the Governor’s Office, Akure, urging them to engage local hunters who can work effectively with the state security network, code-named Amotekun Corps.

He said that, at least, two vehicles would be provided for the Amotekun Corps in each of the councils as operational vehicles to aid their fight against criminality.

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According to him, the Amotekun Corps is key to effective security of life and property in the state. He, therefore, urged the chairmen to work with the Amotekun Corps.

He also approved a regularly monthly meeting with the chairmen as a way or engaging the representatives of the people at the grassroots level.

The governor, who reiterated that party supremacy must be adhered strictly to, said that lack of respect for party supremacy was an invitation to anarchy.

He appreciated the council bosses for rejoicing with him on his victory at the poll and his inauguration for a second term in office, stressing that the victory was for all members of the party.

The state chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Mr. Augustine Oloruntogbe, earlier congratulated the governor on behalf of his colleagues, thanking him for conducting local council election in the state in fulfilment of his electioneering campaign.

Oloruntogbe, who is also the Chairman of Akoko South-West Local Council, assured the governor that they would work with the local hunters and Amotekun Corps to secure life and property of the citizens.

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