The National Organising Secretary of Afenifere, Kole Omololu, has faulted the views of the All Progressives Congress stalwart, Bola Tinubu, on the South-West security outfit, Amotekun.
It will be recalled that Tinubu on Wednesday issued a press statement detailing his views on Amotekun, days after coming under intense criticism for failing to speak on the matter.
In the statement, the former governor of Lagos State refused to take a definite stand on the matter.
Reacting, Omololu accused Tinubu of playing “political neutrality” at the detriment of security and unity of Yorubas in the South-West.
The Afenifere secretary disagreed with Tinubu, saying that he expected the APC national leader to be categorical in his statement by condemning the position of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
Malami had in an earlier statement declared Operation Amotekun illegal, and lacking constitutional backing.
In a statement made available to The PUNCH, Omololu said, “His Excellency, Asiwaju’s statement is what is called political correctness. Leaders should talk boldly on a precarious situation.
“Asiwaju refused to comment on other para-military forces like Hisbah and civilian JTF in the north.
“He did not read between the lines that the AGF’s statement is that of panic. Panic in the sense that the Amotekun phenomena unify the Yoruba Nation, regardless of political affiliations.
“It has the total and absolute support of all the children of Oduduwa and also other nationalities apart from the Fulanis.
“It is a unity that is dangerous for a government that is nepotic and whose agenda on true federalism is not clear.
“The Yoruba Nation is an utterly and incredibly resilient one. We are focused and not dissuaded by any statement by one million Bola Ahmed Tinubu when we know we are just and sincere.
“Asiwaju’s statement is a pile of waffle, a dubious exercise in self-seeking sophistry and equivocation.”