June 12: Amotekun will become state police, says Akeredolu

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Ondo State , Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said that the State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps will metamorphose into a state police.

Akeredolu who said he does not believe secession stated that the many promises June 12 have been dashed.

Akeredolu who spoke Akure at the 2021 Democracy Day celebration said there was serious attempt to redesign the security architecture to respond to the demands a nascent country as at the time independence.

He insisted that every federating unit the country should have its own police for effective security.

The Ondo declared that local government could not be absolute autonomous and that the Federal Government should have control, whatsoever, on how a Local Government is run in a State the Federation.

“Let every state determine the number of local governments it wishes to have for effective administration. The civil respond to the current realities for relevance. Let the extent of wealth creation form the basis of establishing local administrations. It does not make any economic sense to create as many local governments as the politics of revenue sharing will permit.

“Governors be Officers answerable only to the people indeed. The empower them to harness the resources in their respective States for the benefit of those who voted for them. They not be subjected to any external control as equal partners in a federation unless when it is absolutely necessary.

“They must be able to mobilise the people for socio-economic activities with minimal interference the government at the centre. This will enhance their ability to protect their people rampaging marauders and other criminals who wreak their in perpetuity.

“The message which produced June 12, 1993 was “Farewell to ”. Our people looked forward to a better Nigeria where every citizen would be proud. The hope was dashed. We have been trying to rekindle the light of realistic expectations since 1999. The political journey proceeds in fits and starts. The ride has been bumpy, creating doubts and suspicion on the genuineness of intentions.

“The are, however, surmountable if all are sincere in finding lasting solutions to the existential issues confronting us. That should the lesson derivable the June 12 annulment and the symbolic revalidation.”

Barr. Femi Aborisade who delivered the Democracy Day lecture insisted that Nigeria was not a broke nation.