The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, stated Nigeria ought to be extra involved about safety, restructuring and never the Yoruba presidency or who occupies the primary workplace in 2023.
Makinde acknowledged this on Tuesday as supporters of APC chief Senator Bola Tinubu inaugurated the presidential marketing campaign motion tagged, “The South-West Agenda” in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
Although Makinde by no means talked about Tinubu in his assertion, many political commentators consider the feedback have been focused at Tinubu, whose loyalists have been internet hosting conferences in readiness for the 2023 presidency.
Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, quoted Makinde to have spoken in Ibadan on the handover of 33 operational autos and 396 bikes to the Oyo State Security Agency, popularly generally known as Operation Amotekun.
Makinde stated, “I have heard some of our political leaders jostling around and saying they want to become the president of Nigeria in 2023.
“I think what we need at this stage is to secure our people and restructure Nigeria. It does not matter who is the president in Abuja.
“In a restructured Nigeria, every corner of the country will feel the impact of government. That is what we need.
“May God protect those running around for presidency till 2022. By that time, we will meet and, by then, we will get to know whether it is restructured Nigeria or Yoruba presidency that we really need.”
At the occasion, Makinde handed over 25 autos to the police and Operation Burst to fight insecurity within the state.
Makinde lauded Amotekun, saying the impression of the safety company was being felt all around the state.
“If we cannot get state police now, this country will get there. We have community policing, but we need to do better than that. But, in the absence of the state police, we have our own Amotekun Corps and the operatives are doing very well, “ he added.
The Commandant of the Amotekn Corps, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd), said the corps would do everything possible “to stem the tide of rising security challenges, particularly during this festive period.”