Fayemi reacts as FG declares Amotekun ‘Illegal’

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Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has reacted to Federal government’s declaration of the south-west security outfit ‘Operation Amotekun’ as illegal.

Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr Umar Gwandu, had issued a statement declaring the security outfit as illegal.

“The setting up of the paramilitary organisation called “Amotekun” is illegal and runs contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian law.,” Malami said.

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However, speaking on the development Fayemi said governors of the South-West Region in Nigeria are studying the recent pronouncement declaring Operation Amotekun illegal and would have to review the matter before declaring a stand on the federal government’s position.

“I don’t have an answer to this individually because I have not been adequately briefed on the new stand.

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“I have just heard of that from you (newsmen) now. I will try to find out the position of the governors of the South West states. You know I do not speak for the governors. “If what you are saying is true, there will be an appropriate reaction to it,” Fayemi said.

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