- Governor Makinde has dismissed Malami's submission that operation Amotekun is illegal
- Makinde said the AGF has no power to make such declaration
- According to Makinde, Malami could only interpret the law and advise President Muhammadu Buhari
Following the statement by the minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), that South-West Security outfit codenamed “Operation Amotekun is illegal, Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, has declared that the minister lacked powers to make such assertion.
Makinde who disclosed this after he held a closed-door meeting with former Nigerian president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, said Malami could only interpret the law and advise President Muhammadu Buhari.
Going further, he said that he only read the AGF’s position in the media and has not received an official letter in respect of it.
“I don’t think for a country like Nigeria, the AGF will just wake up and make his own laws.”
“My personal position is that you actually don’t run a government on the social media. If I see a letter or if I get a call from the AGF telling me what you just said, then it will be a different type of reaction.
“I have been reading just like you read on the social media. I haven’t seen anything official letter to that effect.
“Besides, I don’t think for a country like Nigeria, the AGF will just wake up and make his own laws. He may interpret and advise the president if there are legal issues but I haven’t seen anything that gives that power to the AGF to make such declaration,” Makinde said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Wole Soyinka declared that the establishment of Operation Amotekun by Southwest governors has come to stay irrespective of its legality.
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