- Former Ondo state governor Olusegun Mimiko has been accused of planning to discredit Amotekun
- Mimiko was also accused of doing anything within his powers to ensure the operations of the security outfit is weakened
- The former governor is yet to officially comment on the allegations made by the Yoruba Youth Indigenous Movement
Akure - A group, Yoruba Youth Indigenous Movement (YYIM) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state of propagating a hidden agenda targeted at undermining the operations of the Southwest Security Network, codenamed Amotekun for political gains.
The coordinator of the group, Lawal Adekola in a statement made available to journalists in Akure, the state capital, alleged that the PDP through former governor Olusegun Mimiko has negotiated plans to discredit Amotekun and ensure its operations are weakened.
Part of the statement read:
“We have watched with consternation, the deliberate attempt to scuttle the gains recorded on Amotekun so far. Let us put on record that we have it on good authority that the PDP through Mimiko has negotiated off Amotekun for political gains.
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“Despite our collective desire to produce the next president of the country in the south, Mimiko has been going round scheming on how to emerge a vice presidential candidate of the party, thereby indirectly selling us out.
“We have it on good authority that Mimiko has vowed to use the instrumentality of the PDP in the state to discredit Amotekun and ensure that the people lose confidence in the security outfit.
“We will love to plead with politicians to desist from using whatever serves as public good for their dirty politics. It smacks off nothing but irresponsibility to descend so low into selling the good of your people for your personal political gains.
“By this press statement, we are sounding a note of warning to all political players to draw the line between political issues and events and the ones that serve as public good.”
Ondo Amotekun Intercepts 18 Bandits With 500 Guns, Weapons
Recall that operatives of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo state recently intercepted a bus loaded with 500 pieces of daggers concealed under the seats.
Also intercepted were weapons with different seizes of knives and guns concealed inside Tigger nut bags.
Parading the suspects before journalists in Akure, the state Commander of Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, said they were arrested in Ondo town.
Fighting Unemployment Key to Ending Insecurity - Governor Okowa
Meanwhile, Delta governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, November 16 urged government at all levels to work hard to reduce unemployment and check rising insecurity in Nigeria.
Okowa made the call when he received participants of Course 44 of Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, at Government House, Asaba.
He said the harm done to the economy by insecurity and poverty across the country was enormous.