Obi visits Akeredolu, backs proposed arms for Amotekun

The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has backed the Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, to purchase sophisticated weapons for the State Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps.

The former governor of Anambra made his support known during a condolence visit to Akeredolu.

Obi described the governor as a leader who speaks the truth at all times no matter the consequences.

He further charged Akeredolu to continue to take every necessary step to protect his people.

Obi said the governor must continue to do his best to defend his people.

He stated that things were going wrong in the country because people choose to keep quiet and commended the Governor for speaking up for the people.

According to him: “I urge you to continue in that direction. You represent one of those things Nigerians desire, ability to speak the truth no matter the consequences.

“What is lacking in Nigeria is that we choose to keep quiet when things are going wrong. You have a man here who always speaks when things are going wrong, and I urge you to continue.”

Akeredolu thanked Obi and his entourage for the visit.

He said he would miss his mother even though she died at 90.

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