- The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) wants Nigerians to be sure that southwest governors did not abuse the constitution with the establishment of Amotekun
- The ACF says the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, should observe and guide against abuse of the constitution
- ACF's secretary-general, Elder Anthony NZ Sani, however, says he is sure the governors must have received legal advice from lawyers in the southwest
As anxiety spreads over the establishment of Amotekun, the southwest's security outfit, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has said the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, has a task before him.
According to the group, Malami has a duty of protecting the Nigerian constitution and ensuring strict observance to its stipulations.
Reacting to the establishment of the security outfit, the secretary-general of the ACF, Elder Anthony NZ Sani, said, however, that it was too early speak on the move by the state governors, especially since there is no consensus on the modalities for the operation of the security outfit.
Vanguard quoted Sani as saying: “All I can say is that the southwest has decided to come together and live up their synergistic potential against their collective challenges to security facing them and the nation.
"There is no harm in coming together against collective challenges for common good."
Sani said the governors may have also received legal advice from the host of lawyers in the region concerning the issue, which some fear might amount to an abuse of the constitution.
According to him, the southwest is blessed with many constitutional lawyers that may have looked into the implementation of the security structure.
"Similarly, it is in the place of the Attorney-General and minister of justice to guide and protect the observance of the constitution.
"I am therefore sanguine that if the south-west goes against the constitution, there is a way to call them to order," Sani added.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Kayode Fayemi, had on Thursday, January 9, explained the rationale behind its establishment.
Fayemi, who governs Ekiti and chairs a forum of Nigerian governors, said Amotekun, which is also called the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), is not a form of the regional police.
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