S/West Amotekun Commanders hold candlelight walk for Akeredolu
By Tola Gbadamosi
Commanders and officers of South West Security Network (SWSN) codenamed Amotekun Corps held a five Kilometers candlelight walk for late Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as a mark of honour to mourn him.
The walk started at Cathedral junction in Akure, Ondo State capital, to “A” Division through NEPA Round about to Shoprite Roundabout before terminating at the Governor’s office in Akure.
The commanders from all the five Southwest states with some of their officers were seen singing songs in praise of Akeredolu.
The Corps commanders visited Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa in his office and had discussions with him.
Governor Aiyedatiwa promised them that all governors in the Southwest states would not toy with the formation which Akeredolu started, assuring that the security of lives and property in the region would not be taken for granted.
Leading all the Corps Commanders through the streets, the Ondo State Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, said the formation has come to stay and that all states in the region are poised to continue in protecting the region from criminals.
He said: “The Corps Commanders of Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ogun and myself alongside hundreds of our men came to pay solidarity visit to the government and good people of Ondo State on the demise of our amiable governor who was the front leader of Amotekun Corps.
“We have met all the governors and all of them have shown their solidarity to the people of Ondo State.
“All the Corps Commanders travelled all the way from their various states today, that’s the essence of the walk we embarked upon today.
“The good work he (Akeredolu) had done is mainly in the security system in South-West.
“We all knew what the security situation was before the creation of Amotekun, that’s about three years ago, and we are living testimony of the fact that security in the South-West has greatly improved.
“We are resolute in continuing the good work that he started. That’s our own contribution in immortalising him as our great leader.
“We already have the reassurance from the Governor of Ondo State, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, that he would continue the good work that Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was doing through Amotekun, so, we don’t have any fear at all.
Corps Commander from Oyo State, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju(rtd), noted that Amotekun Corps would continue to operate, saying it has matured greatly.
He said Amotekun Corps has passed the stage that could pose fear of collapse because it has grown over the years.