The Executive Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu has slammed the Federal Government of Nigeria and noted that the country cannot have two systems.
In a recent statement, Akeredolu reacted to the footage revealing the Katsina security outfit getting the approval to carry arms.
He said this development happened after the government denied the Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun Corps) to carry assault rifles despite multiple terror attacks.
Akeredolu stated further that denying Amotekun the right to legally carry arms is a repudiation of the basis of true federalism that Nigerians have been clamouring for.
He said: “That Katsina was able to arm its state security force, with the display of AK47 means we are pursuing one country, two systems solution to the national question.
“If the Katsina situation conferring advantages on some, in the face of commonly faced existential threats, it means that our unitary policing system, which has failed, is a deliberate method of subjugation which must be challenged.”
He said the independence agreement of Nigeria was based on a democratic framework of having a federal state and devolved internal security mechanics and the agreement must be honoured.
He said: “It is also a deliberate destruction of our agricultural sector. It is an existential threat. We want to reiterate, that what is sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander.”
“This is more so, given that the bandits have an unchecked access to sophisticated weapons. The State government cannot look on while its citizens are being terrorized and murdered with impunity. We will defend our people.”
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