The National Leader of the ALL Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday revealed why the recently established security outfit in the South West, Amotekun will not live up to expectations. Tinubu who has been under intense pressure from leaders across the country to state his position on the outfit,
since the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami declared it illegal to the consternation of leaders from the region, said the group's regional outlook may hinder its operation.
In a statement he personally signed on Wednesday, Tinubu said the group should have focused on grassroots local organization at the state level without a regional command hierarchy, stressing that the current structure may undermine its efficiency.
"In regard to actual performance of its appointed tasks, “Amotekun should have focused on grassroots local organisation at the state level without a regional command hierarchy. The regional approach may undermine efficiency.
“There is no compelling logic why the same personnel providing security & informational assistance in Ado-Ekiti should be under the same functional and operational leadership as those providing assistance in Lekki or Akure. This will not lead to optimal performance.
“The regional approach has only limited benefit with regard to the procurement and maintenance of vehicles and communications equipment because this wider approach allows for economies of scale.
"Some things need to be corrected before Amotekun becomes operational. If not, it will not live up to expectations. Thus, the current formulation of Amotekun is in need of repair before it takes to the road only to quickly slip into a ditch."