Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo, has criticized the Federal Government of Nigeria, claiming that the nation cannot have two systems.
Akeredolu responded to the footage showing the Katsina security unit receiving permission to bear arms in a statement on Thursday.
The governor said that in response to recent terrorist assaults, the government had refused to allow the Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun Corps) to use assault guns.
Akeredolu stated in a GospelCable report that denying Amotekun the right to lawfully possess guns is a rejection of the foundation of true federalism, which we have long argued for.
We are pursuing a one country, two systems solution to the national dilemma because Katsina was able to arm its state security force with an AK-47 on show.
“Our unitary policing system, which has failed, is a deliberate strategy of subjugation and must be addressed, if the Katsina situation conferring benefits on some in the face of commonly faced existential challenges.”
The governor claimed that the basis for Nigeria's independence was a democratic framework with a federal state and decentralized internal security mechanisms. We have to return to that arrangement.
He continued by saying that depriving Amotekun of his right to keep and bear guns exposes the Southwest to dangerous marauders and organized criminals.
Additionally, our agriculture industry is being purposefully destroyed. Existential danger is what it is. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, we want to stress again.
In accordance with the necessity concept, the Ondo government “had decided to discharge its legal, constitutional and moral duty to the residents of the State, by purchasing weaponry to protect them,” according to the statement.
“This is especially true considering that the thieves have unrestricted access to high-tech firearms. The state authority cannot stand by as its citizens are harassed and killed without consequence. We'll stand up for our people.