Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state said the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), lacked powers to declare the South-West Security outfit codenamed “Operation Amotekun.”as illegal
Makinde addressing journalists after chief Olusegun Obasanjo said that the AGF does not have powers to declare “Operation Amotekun” as illegal. The governor explained that although he read the AGF’s position in the media.
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“My personal position is that you actually don’t run a government on the social media. If I see a letter or if I get a call from the AGF telling me what you just said, then it will be a different type of reaction. “I have been reading just like you read on the social media. I haven’t seen anything official letter to that effect.
“Besides, I don’t think for a country like Nigeria, the AGF will just wake up and make his own laws. He may interpret and advise the president if there are legal issues but I haven’t seen anything that gives that power to the AGF to make such declaration,” Makinde said.
Makinde submitted that Malami as the Chief Law Officer could only interpret the law and advise President Muhammadu Buhari accordingly.
Speaking on the purpose of the visit to Obasanjo, Governor Makinde maintained that he was in Abeokuta to pay a visit to the former president as part of the tradition to pay homage to elders to wish them a happy and rewarding New Year.