Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has revealed why the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration declared the South-west security outfit ‘Amotekun’ illegal.
Naija News reports that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had asked south-west governors to disband the security outfit.
He said that no other authority at the state level, whether the executive or legislature has the legal authority over defence.
“The setting up of the paramilitary organization called “Amotekun” is illegal and runs contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian law.
“The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) has established the Army, Navy and Airforce, including the Police and other numerous paramilitary organisations for the purpose of the defence of Nigeria.
“As a consequence of this, no State Government, whether singly or in a group has the legal right and competence to establish any form of organization or agency for the defence of Nigeria or any of its constituent parts,” Malami said.
Reacting in a post on his Twitter page, Femi Fani-Kayode, stated that the primary interest of the Buhari government was to protect herdsmen not ‘sons of Oduduwa’
He wrote: “Not surprised that AG said Operation Amotekun is illegal.
“Anybody that believes that a Govt. whose primary interest is to protect the interest and further the fortunes of the Fulani & their herdsmen would want the sons of Oduduwa to defend themselves against mass murder is naive.”