“End Amotekun Now”, As Group Protest in Ekiti.
It was only yesterday when Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State signed into law, the bill to establish Amotekun. But today, some groups have come out to protest against the establishment of the security outfit in the capital, Ado-Ekiti.
The group under the aegis of Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) came to Ekiti from different parts of the Southwest to stage their protest. Amongst other things, they carried placards that read, ‘Amotekun Will turn our youths to militia group’, ‘Amotekun motive, shine your eyes’, ‘Amotekun can bring proliferation of arms’.
They called for the Amotekun to be scrapped, alleging that the security outfit will be hijacked by some politicians for their personal gain, now and in 3 years time when the 2023 elections come by.
The Group’s coordinator, Mr. Adeshina Animasaun said, “We call on President Buhari to use his good office to call the southwest governors to order by prevailing on them not to sign the Amotekun bills into laws yet, until proper checks about such security are done.”
They faulted the hurried manners at which the governors conducted the public hearings leading to formation of Amotekun, saying, “it ought to have been done in a manner the populace will participate, rather than bringing few people to the state capitals to contribute in a programme that lasted for 30 minutes”.