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S’West PDP Chairmen allege plot to use fake Amotekun Corps at Congress



Chairmen of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Osun, Ekiti and Ogun states have raised alarm over alleged plan by Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, to bring over 150 armed thugs dressed in uniform of the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Operation Amotekun to Osogbo, Osun State, for the Southwest Zonal Congress billed for tomorrow.

The State Chairmen, who spoke through Ogun State PDP Chairman, Dr. Sikirulai Ogundele, said the presence of anyone in Amotekun uniform anywhere near the congress venue would be resisted.

Ogundele, who spoke on behalf of the PDP chairmen of Ekiti, Lagos and Osun states— Otunba Bisi Kolawole, Adedeji Doherty and Sunday Bisi, respectively, said there was credible information confirming the plot to clothe thugs in Amotekun uniform to invade Osogbo on Monday.


He called on the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to ensure that only authorised security personnel and delegates are allowed into the congress venue.

“We are aware that they want to bring in thugs under the guise of Amotekun and we are warning them to perish that idea because it will be resisted.

“The main ideal behind the creation of Amotekun is to secure Yorubaland from kidnappers and other criminals that are destroying our farmlands, killing our people and raping our wives and daughters.

“It is not the duty of Amotekun to monitor political party congresses, and those behind this clandestine plot should get this very clear. We, therefore, alert the police and Department of State Service (DSS) in Osun State of the plot and urge them to warn those behind it of the consequences.”


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