- The southwest PDP has described the presidency as weak following the rising security challenges in the country
- The opposition party, however, commended the southwest governors for coming up with Operation Amotekun
- The party also called on the governors to move the security outfit to the next level and recruitment and personnel deployment
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the southwest zone has hit the presidency, saying it is weak and effeminate.
The opposition party's statement is in reaction to the rising cases of insecurity across the nation.
A statement by the zonal PDP chapter commended the southwest governors for coming up with Operation Amotekun, The Nation reports.
The opposition party also called on the southwest governors to move to the next level by recruiting operatives and deploying them across the zone.
Also, as the debate on the Operation Amotekun initiative continues, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, on Thursday, January 30, made a fresh update on the new security outfit.
The governor promised that Nigeria would begin to reap reward of the Operation Amotekun very soon.
Legit.ng gathered that he made the disclosure during the opening of a three-day annual general conference of Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, entitled: Enlarge the place of thy tent, at the sacred Cherubim and Seraphim Church general headquarters’ secretariat, Ashi, Orita Bashorun area of Ibadan, the capital of the state.
Makinde, who was received by the supreme head of the church worldwide, Solomon Alao, also said he had a 30-minute fruitful deliberation with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, over the situation reports on the injunction restraining the sacked chairmen from the forceful takeover of local government secretariats in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, threw their weights behind the immediate legislation of Operation Amotekun.
The duo spoke at the 2020 edition of the Oodua festival in Ile-Ife, Osun state.
The foremost monarch, however, admonished southwest legislatures in their respective states to fast track the process that would make Amotekun lawful and achievable.
Similarly, prominent and outspoken Yoruba monarch, Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has said Operation Amotekun's focus should be on checkmating ritual killings.
The monarch in a statement made available via his official Instagram page added that the regional security outfit should also be empowered to fight what he described as "traditional corruption".
He lamented the spate of ritual killings in the region which he said is more deadlier than the recurrent herdsmen attacks.
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