Newspaper review for January 15: Outrage as FG declares Amotekun illegal

Newspaper review for January 15: Outrage as FG declares Amotekun illegal

The headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Wednesday, January 15, are focused on the declaration of the southwest security outfit, Amotekun, illegal, and the Supreme Court's judgment that unseated Emeka Ihedioha.

The Nation reports that the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) also called Amotekun, was on Tuesday, January 15, declared illegal.

The attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, said protecting the nation is the total responsibility of the federal government.

The Nation newspaper review of January 15

The Nation newspaper review of January 15
Source: UGC

The Punch reports that as the federal government declared the southwest security initiative unconstitutional through Malami, governors of the region are planning legal action.

The newspaper said it gathered that the governors would be meeting to discuss the course the legal action will take against the attorney-general.

The Punch newspaper review of January 15

The Punch newspaper review of January 15
Source: UGC

Vanguard reports that there was outrage at the federal government's latest move that outlawed the Amotekun.

The illegality of the outfit was pinned on the fact that it was not backed by the country's constitution as argued by Malami

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Vanguard newspaper review of January 15

Vanguard newspaper review of January 15
Source: UGC

The Guardian reports that on Tuesday evening, January 14, Emeka Ihedioha stopped being the governor of Imo state as the Supreme Court cancelled some of the results that brought him in.

In the ruling delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the courts declared Hope Uzodinma the winner of the election, saying he won the majority votes.

The Guardian newspaper review of January 15

The Guardian newspaper review of January 15
Source: UGC

This Day reports that the Supreme court on Tuesday, January 14, removed Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from office as the governor of Imo state, saying he did not score the majority votes.

The court, therefore, directed that Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress be immediately sworn-in as the legitimate governor.

It should be noted that the Supreme court has so far delivered judgement against the election of 13 governors.

ThisDay newspaper review of January 15

ThisDay newspaper review of January 15
Source: UGC

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