Since the launch of the security outfit, there have been mixed reaction from various regions in the country, with the AGF, Abubakar Malami, notably saying Amotekun is illegal.
The herdsmen have now stated that Amotekun is not a solution to insecurity in the region, and the Governors need to withdraw their support of the outfit or lose the chance of getting the Presidency come 2023.
This was made known by the National Secretary of the group, Alhassan Saleh, during an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday. He said;
“This Amotekun scheme is political and is not the solution to the problem of insecurity. What the South-West governors should have done is to continue to push for state police. Where did they expect to get the funding from at a time some of them are struggling to pay salaries?
“It is best they give up on this idea because it may affect the chances of the South-West to produce the President in 2023. The thinking is that if the South-West, a major stakeholder in this government, can be toying with this idea now, they may do worse when they get to power.”
This statement has since generated multiple reactions from Nigerians on social media, with many wondering how the group could have such an influence. See reactions below;
@Khennie_O_P: Miyetti Allah is spitting trash now, he is now god that he knows who looses or wins when it comes to The Presidency
We won’t hear anything from Arewa now ooo
We dey look.
@Onlineiyaoloja: You people now see why SW need to protect their land from dimwits like this? Just imagine! Miyetti Allah can exist but Amotekun can’t. Origbogboyin ti daru. It’s high time Yorubas begin to have sense!
@TosinOlugbenga: It’s now Miyetti Allah that decides who becomes President.
We should just go our different ways. I am sure Obasanjo would write a letter soon.
Supporting Amotekun may deprive Southwest of 2023 Presidency, Miyetti Allah tells govs
@wale_martins: When herders begin to decide where the presidency goes in a nation of intellectuals, then there is urgent need for restructuring, else, it won’t be long that bandits and terrorists will begin to tell us who becomes the President.
On Amotekun we stand!
@Edvinng: So Miyetti Allah now determines who wins presidential elections in Nigeria. God of Mercy unto your hands we commit this country