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Amotekun: Your silence is not golden, Yoruba people await your position, group tells Tinubu

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A group, Save Lagos Group (SLG), has challenged the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to make his position known to the Yoruba people on the raging controversy surrounding the Western Nigeria Security Network, otherwise called Amotekun, saying his silence was no longer golden.

Convener of the group, Adeniyi Sulaiman, in a statement issued yesterday, insisted that Tinubu could not be claiming to be one of Yoruba leaders and sit on the fence on the issue, urging him to make his position known to the Yoruba nation as soon as possible.

Suleiman said Tinubu’s presidential ambition would not be affected, should he support Amotekun, as claimed by some groups in the North, noting that the threat issued by some northerners that Amotekun might affect the chances of the Yoruba people producing the president in 2023 might have created fear in the mind of Tinubu and other prominent Yoruba leaders interested in succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari.

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He stated: “If God destined Tinubu to be the President of this country in 2023 and not by fraudulent means, no human being will change it.”

Sulaiman said no leader of the Yoruba nation and lovers of justice should keep mute on the security initiative, adding that Yoruba leaders should unite and speak in one voice on the matter.

Another group, Yoruba Youths Assembly, has insisted that Amotekun has come to stay, despite alleged tactical moves by some northerners to make sure the initiative did not to see the light of the day.

Its president, Olarinde Thomas, said in a statement: “It is in their domineering thought to relegate the security outfit that was invented for the safety of our people in the Southwest region of the country, but their efforts will be an exercise in futility.”

Speaking further, Thomas said: “As the umbrella body of all Yoruba youths in the Southwest, we are using this medium to tell the federal government and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) to withdraw their threat on the Yoruba governors and allow the smooth operation of Amotekun.

The AGF should also apologise to Yoruba people for trying to block and trespass on the right and affairs of the region.


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