Herdsmen under the umbrella of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have told governors from southwest states to give up the newly formed regional security outfit, Amotekun, suggesting any candidate from the region won’t get the support of the northerners in the 2023 presidential election if the programme is not dropped.
Recall that Amotekun is rocked by controversy following the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami’s pronouncement that it is illegal.
Malami’s declaration sparked furious reactions from some quarters including the Amotekun’s promoters and the Yoruba apex social cultural body, Afenifere and their Igbo counterpart, the Ohaneze.
However, the AGF was not lacking of support and the latest to throw their weights behind him is Miyetti Allah.
The group in an interview its Secretary, Alhassan Saleh, granted Punchng.com, warned the Southwest of the consequences of holding out and going on with the programme.
“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.
“The thinking is that if the South-West, a major stakeholder in this government, can be toying with this idea now, they may do worse when they get to power,” Saleh told the paper.