The Aare Onakakafo of Yoruba land, Gani Adams, has urged the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello to establish the Southwest Security Network, Operation Amotekun in his state.
Gani Adams made the call at the 8th edition of the Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) Conference tagged Kabba 2022 in Lokoja over the weekend.
According to him, the measure would help Bello tackle insecurity in the state.
Gani Adams: “I urge our amiable governor to replicate the idea of Amotekun in Kogi state.
“The governor can give the state security outfit any name that suits its purpose. This will help in complementing the efforts of the federal government in securing the state.”
The Yoruba Generalissimo also commended Bello’s efforts in driving the economic fortunes of the state.
Meanwhile, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has warned about the negative implications across the country if the North retains power in 2023.
This was contained in a statement issued on Saturday, January 29, by the Ohanaeze Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, who said the Igbos have been pushed out of Nigeria based on the fact that owners of Nigeria craftily designed policies and procedures to enslave the people of the southeast politically and economically.
He further noted that “only 2023 Igbo Presidency will assuage the perceptions that Igbo are still part of Nigeria.”
The group said those working against the gentleman pact of the rotational presidency between the North and South in 2023, should be aware of the fact that changing the narratives with falsehood as well as fallacies temporarily for inordinate ambition will have disastrous consequences if they achieve their plans by 2023.
The Ohanaeze also warned that the North must consider the security implications of retaining power beyond 2023; and without any options, voluntarily concede power to the south for the interest of peace and stability, “except if they have decided to set the nation ablaze and sink it.”
“Atiku shouldn’t have sent his foot-soldiers to come up with tales by moonlight; as it is arrogant, absurd, and also disrespectful to come to the southeast and look at us in our faces; and vomit fallacies that north’s tenure has not expired.
“We wish to categorically state that it is Igbo’s turn to succeed President Buhari in 2023; and Atiku should reciprocate the support Igbos gave him in 2019; and support one of his most trusted Igbo allies for 2023.