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Ondo PDP accused of conniving to undermine Amotekun


We won’t reply to political jobbers, the scribe reacts

A group Yoruba Youth Indigenous Movement (YYIM), has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State of propagating hidden agenda targeted at undermining the operations of the South-West Security Network, code-named Amotekun Corps, for political gains.

Co-ordinator of the group, Lawal Adekola, in a statement in Akure, yesterday, alleged that the PDP through a former governor had negotiated with some northerners to discredit the Amotekun.

Adekola said that one of the tactics was to ensure that their operations are weakened by instigating the people against the security outfit.

“We have watched with consternation the deliberate attempt to scuttle the gains recorded by Amotekun so far. Let us put on record that we have it on good authority that the PDP has negotiated off Amotekun for political gains.

“More so, the operations of Amotekun have been a huge success so far and it is now considered a public good, irrespective of political party or background.

“We have it on good authority that he has vowed to use the instrumentality of the PDP in the state to discredit Amotekun and ensure that the people lose confidence in it.”

HOWEVER, the state’s PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kennedy Peretei, has dismissed the allegation as untrue.

He said: “The allegation is unfounded, ridiculous and senseless. The questions we raised about Amotekun in Ondo State were not addressed.

“The group is just trying to play an ethnic card, which is very unfortunate. We need not respond to persons whose mouths are controlled by their stomach.”





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