Makinde visits Obasanjo, blasts Malami on Amotekun - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Makinde visits Obasanjo, blasts Malami on Amotekun

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The Oyo state Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde on Wednesday held a closed door meeting with the Former President Olusegun Obasanjo .

The meeting was held at former President Obasanjo penthouse mansion in the premises of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, OOPL, in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Although, details of their discussion was not known, but speaking to Journalists after the closed door meeting, Engineer Seyi Makinde said he was at the Obasanjos residence to greet him for the new year.

His words, " I have come to visit Baba to wish him happy new year, you know he is Our Baba

On Amotekun security outfit, Eng Seyi Makinde declared that the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami lacked the powers to make laws of his own regarding the legality or otherwise of the newly established South West security outfit coded "Operation Amotekun".

He urged members of the public to regard statement credited to the Attorney General as hearsay since neither himself, nor any other governors from the South West who cosponsored the regional security outfit has even been officially communicated over the constitutionality of " Amotekun".

He noted that it would be improper for the Attorney General to outrightly condemn the constitutionality of "Amotekun" without due recourse to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, particularly when his duties was only limited to interpreting the laws.

"My personal position is that you actually don't run a government on the social Media. If I see a letter or a call from the AGF telling me what he just said, then it will be a different reaction. But I have been reading it just like you read it on the social media. I haven't seen anything official to that effect". 

"I don't think in a country like Nigeria, the AGF will just wake up and make his own laws. He may interpret and advise the President on the issue. This outfit is complementary to the police and other security exigencies in the country".