Amotekun: Tinubu Calls for Dialogue Between South-West Governors, AGF

Amotekun: Tinubu Calls for Dialogue Between South-West Governors, AGF

22.1.2020

Amotekun: Tinubu Calls for Dialogue Between South-West Governors, AGF.

Amotekun: Tinubu Calls for Dialogue Between South-West Governors, AGF

File photo: APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has called for dialogue over the South-West Security Network codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun.’ Tinubu in a statement personally signed by him on Wednesday called for “private discussion between the Governors of the South-west and the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami.” He lamented that too much energy has been spent distorting this issue instead of seeking a resolution. He said the foundation of the country had however not been put at risk with the security outfit but warned that, that fabric could be torn by what he called the “dangerous rhetoric of those who should know better.” “Those claiming that this limited, inoffensive addition to security threatens the Republic have taken themselves upon a madcap excursion. “Those claiming that the Federal Government seeks to terribly suppress the Southwest have also lost their compass. Those who occupy these two extremes have sunken into the dark recesses of fear and political paranoia that can undo a nation if such sentiments are allowed to gestate. “This issue has dominated recent discourse and media headlines. Distilled to its basics, it concerns how best state governments can assist with the safety and security of their residents. This is a matter of serious concern entitled to sober thought. However, it has been turned into a political tug-of-war. Fierce, often unthinking rhetoric, for and against, has crossed the lips of too many Nigerians. More subjective talking than objective thinking has been the fuel of this outburst. “Question those in favour of Amotekun. Most have but the vaguest notion about it. They know few details yet vigorously attribute to its opponents the most negative intentions. Ask those who oppose Amotekun. They are equally ignorant of its provisions. They oppose the initiative not on its merits but merely because it was proposed by their political opponents or because they don’t see an avenue for personal gain from it. “While colourful, the rhetoric has been disconcerting. How people have mishandled this matter demonstrates that we still have far to go in perfecting this democracy. Too much energy has been spent distorting this issue instead of seeking a resolution that supports the local enhancement of security while keeping the constitution intact. If this becomes the standard for how we handle disagreements then we will obscure Nigeria’s path forward with our own rubbish,” the statement read in part. Tinubu said further that he does not see malign intent in the differences of opinion between the South-West Governors as authors of Amotekun and the Attorney-General as the primary law enforcement officer of the Federal Government. “Shorn of the overly dramatic language, what lies before us is but a step in the evolution of our federalism. This is an opportunity to more clearly define that federalism; but one cannot attain this better, more functional definition through overblown, emotional language. Objectivity and calmness are required. To a significant degree, the enduring quality of our republic will be established by the sagacity with which we handle disagreements regarding the division of power between federal and state governments. Such disagreements are inevitable. This is not the first. Nor will it be the last. We must devote our energies more toward solving problems rather than amplifying them. “Seeking to fulfill their mandates by helping protect their people, the governors of the Southwest collectively established a program to buttress existing security mechanisms. Seeking to protect the constitution as best he could, the Attorney-General offered his opinion on what he believed the governors have sought to do. No one can blame either party for seeking to fulfill what they genuinely see as their public duty. “Until now, I have deliberately maintained a studied silence regarding Amotekun. Many have tried to goad my swift public reaction. Those who have taken this road did so not because they care about Amotekun or even the people it intends to help protect. They did so knowing this had become a delicate and emotional issue for many. These cynics did so with the adversarial hope that, in haste, I might misspeak or misstep in a manner they could twist to their political advantage. “Such people are possessed of a mercenary aspect that permits them to sacrifice almost anything, even jeopardise the very foundations of our political unity, if they might exact personal gain from the upheaval. In that they know no nobler purpose than their own appetites, we should feel sorry for them. However, we must not allow our sympathies for their barren condition to persuade us that there is worth in their destructive misconduct. They must be left to the consequences of their own devices. Tinubu added that a political leader which he is often described, he does not the luxury of hasty, ill-conceived utterances. “I believe in this nation and its benign prospects. I dearly love its people, all of them. Over the years of our existence, they have suffered much. Yet they still hold forth with heroic patience and an extraordinary optimism born of strong faith. To these people, I owe my best. I shall not treat them cheaply or bandy their emotions like some errant football. The welfare of these good and decent people is my overriding concern. “Equally, I do not cow to the demands of those who press for me to make a premature statement on an important issue. Again, that is a game devised by those who care more about political cleverness than the quality of governance. I chose to talk when my position has been made ripe by a collection of the facts and a reasonable assessment of those facts. “As I view it, this matter can be divided in three major parts: 1) Substantive merits of Amotekun, 2) Decision-making and consultative process and 3) Recommendations on the way forward.” More on Local Read more: Channels Television

What nonsense dialogue Mr. Odále that sold demon to Nigerians. Your paddy n his kinsmen are threatened by Amotekun, Nigerians are very happy to know their weak point n by the grace of God Amotekun had come to stay. Dialogue in your best interest.. Stop compromising d life of our pple. Dialogue is not required. To achieve what exactly? Your people cannot be kidnapped and you are seeking political correctness. Voodoo politics is lame, when your people are the victims.

The National Leader of APC Asiwaju Tinubu has not said anything important in my view, why can he question the establishment of the Sharia Police and the Civilian JTF in the Northern part of Nigeria. We expected him to say weather Amotekun is legal or not. Dialogue? or mandate the southwestern state assemblies to do the needful? I hope you will dialogue when it is time to run for President.

I am sure they have used EFCC to threaten him. Like AGF is the Lawmaker. The AGF is not in anyway speaking for himself, he is sent just like that Miyetti man that comes around to throw thwacks. I have gone through his article...he is on point! Ogbeni no dialogue Kankan that’s what we want 👌🏾👌🏾 👍 Please can someone here assist me with 500 hundred Naira to complete the 500 in my account so I can withdraw it to buy Foodstuff pls kindly help me retweet for others to See and Help me,Hunger will never Visit you All. Amen 🙏

Tinubu calls for dialogue on Amotekun - The Nation NewspaperAll Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has called for private discussion between the Governors of the South-west and the Attorney Better Zombie o oh zombie!!!! Now Osinbajos tone!!!

Tinubu finally breaks silence on Amotekun – Daily TrustAfter ample pressure, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, finally broke his silence on the establishment of the South-West regional security outfit, Amotekun, calling for dialogue in resolving the controversy over the initiative. Amotekun was launched by six governors of the south-west under the Western Nigeria Governors’ Forum (WNGF) penultimate week … I don't think Tinubu has anything good for the Yorubas. He didn't take position on Amotekun. Will he step on the toes of the man who will make him king?

Tinubu reveals how Amotekun can fail, cause problems in Nigeria - Daily Post NigeriaAll Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has highlighted ways the security outfit established by South West governor 'Amotekun'

BREAKING: Finally, Tinubu clears the air on AmotekunWe are a quality, national, newspaper with credible and dependable information. Leader. A well delivered press speech and it is only meant for the wise He ended up saying nothing he is not for it and he is not against it

BREAKING: Finally, Tinubu clears the air on AmotekunAll Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has called for private discussion between the Governors of the South-west and the Attorney Musa run and buy recharge card for me.Nonsense! Clears the air or foul the air?

Tinubu breaks silence on Amotekun, sends message to Buhari, South West Governors, Nigerians - Daily Post NigeriaFormer Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu, has suggested ways to resolve the disagreement between the Buhari government and Southwest governors over Amotekun. This time, talk is not cheap for Tinubu. Nothing to discuss no going back Sharia 👮 is illegal



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