The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, has declared that the launching of Operation Amotekun did not violate any law, noting that the outfit is not a paramilitary as it was being insinuated in some quarters.
The Attorney General of the federation, Abubakar Malami had declared the newly launched South-West security outfit, ‘Operation Amotekun’ illegal.
But while reacting to the Malami’s verdict, Akeredolu, who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, said Malami is yet to back-up his claims with any sections of the Nigerian Constitution.
The governor said “when he comes out with relevant portions of the law on the matter, we will consider it and respond adequately as the law stipulates.”
Akeredolu said in an interview on Politics Today programme on Channels Television on Wednesday.
“One thing is clear, laws are not made in the office of the Attorney General; he can only interpret the laws and give positions of government on matters relating to the law,”
“We owe Malami no obligation of consultation over Amotekun; Malami should go to Court if he is not comfortable with Amotekun”
The governor added that the governors from the region are yet to meet since the pronouncement from the office of the AGF.
Akeredolu, who is also the Chairman of the South-West Governors Forum, insisted that the governors will fight the battle in the court of law on the legality of the outfit.