Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State, has expressed his dissatisfaction over the declaration of Operation Amotekun as illegal by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).
Malami had in a statement issued by Umar Gwandu, his Special Adviser on Media and Public Relations, on Tuesday, insisted that only the Federal Government has the exclusive right to create a security organisation for the defence of the country.
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But speaking in an interview on Wednesday, Governor Akeredolu, who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) as Malami, said the AGF has no powers to make laws for the country, adding that he only interprets all rules and regulations for the Federal Government.
“One thing is clear, laws are not made in the office of the Attorney General; he can only interpret the laws and give positions of government on matters relating to the law.
“When he comes out with relevant portions of the law on the matter, we will consider it and respond adequately as the law stipulates,” the governor told Channels Television.
Governor Akeredolu stated that the governors of the South-West geopolitical region would state their official position once they meet.
“We have not met, but I can assure you that when we meet, we will adequately respond to the position of the AGF,” he said.
Operation Amotekun was launched as the South-West’s security outfit last week Thursday after it was conceived at a summit convened by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) in June 2019.