The Ondo State Governor and Chairman of the Southwest Governors, Rotimi Akeredolu, has revealed what was agreed between governors and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Amotekun.
Naija News had reported the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reached an agreement with South West Governors on Operation Amotekun, a Western Nigeria Security Network.
Giving more details while speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Akeredolu said south-west governors and Osinbajo have agreed on a way forward.
He said: “We held a very fruitful discussion, the governors of the South-West were there. The meeting was presided over by the Vice President, the AGF was there and the Inspector General of Police.
“We have rubbed minds and all of us have agreed on the way forward. The most important thing is that we are going to have the legal framework to back this Amotekun. And this legal framework is going to be one in which all of us will look at and we will be sure that it goes without any hindrance.”
Asked if Amotekun would be put on hold until the legal framework was developed, Akeredolu said Amotekun would carry-on as planned.
He added that the South-west security outfit was part of the Federal Government plan to start community policing.
The Ondo Governor also dismissed reports that the Sout-west governors did not consult widely before setting up Amotekun.
He revealed that governors in the region met with the Inspector General of Police and other security agencies before establishing Amotekun.
Akeredolu said: “We just felt that with all these noise outside, it was better for us to sit down. Remember that immediately the noise started, I said that we were going to explore political solutions and all of us are here, my colleague, the deputy governor of Oyo State who is of the PDP, all of us are here. So, we have looked at both political and legal solutions to it and all of us will do it.”