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Miyetti Allah threatens South West’s quest for 2023 presidency over Amotekun

Influential Hausa/ Fulani group, the Miyetti Allah has warned the South West that they risk losing the 2023 presidency if they continued with their community security outfit, Amotekun.
The group on Thursday advised southwest governors to withdraw support for the outfit, saying it is the only way the region stood a chance of taking a shot at the presidency in 2023.
The group’s national secretary, Alhassan Saleh said Miyetti Allah was disappointed in the Southwest intelligentsia for supporting the outfit.
“This Amotekun scheme is political and is not the solution to the problem of insecurity. What the South-West governors should have done is to continue to push for state police.
“Where did they expect to get the funding from at a time some of them are struggling to pay salaries?
“It is best they give up on this idea because it may affect the chances of the South-West to produce the president in 2023.”
Meanwhile, there are reports that the federal government may change its stance on ‘Operation Amotekun’ following the mediation between the federal government and the southwest governors being put together by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
One of the considerations being made is how to ensure that the outfit commences operation and run smooth operations without a clash of interest with other security agencies in the country.
Part of the resolutions, according to one of the sources, has to do with establishing a legal framework upon which the Amotekun was formed, as well as its importance at what the southwest believe is a critical period.

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