Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday said he would obey the judgement of the court, once the pending appeals on the local government dissolution in the state are decided.
Makinde stated this while speaking with newsmen, after visiting the Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mohammed Adamu, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
The governor, who stated that as a law-abiding individual, he was ready to work with others to build a new country where the rule of law is supreme, urged everyone to be law-abiding and to ensure that they don’t do anything that would create lawlessness.
He stated that he had briefed the IGP about the security situation in Oyo State, declaring that his administration would not condone violence in the state.
According to Makinde, he was in Abuja to meet Adamu to discuss the issue of local government dissolution crisis in Oyo State and the Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
The governor maintained that the security network is a work in progress and that the South West governors were already operationalising it. He added that the governors would further meet with the IGP to review the situation on the security network.
He words: “We are here basically to discuss two things. You all must have heard about the issue of local government administration in Oyo State. There is a court order yesterday restraining the IGP, the CP, the AIG from giving unilateral order regarding the issue of local government administration in Oyo State.
“I came to brief the Inspector General that this is the situation. We do not want chaos in Oyo State. I personally, am law-abiding; if there is a court judgement, I would obey it and he has given me the assurance that once he gets the copy of the court order, he would do the needful.
“Secondly, everybody is aware of the issue with Amotekun; we deliberated on it and we had an agreement in principle to have the governors of the South West meet with him to review the situation. Amotekun is work in progress, we are trying to operationalise it and in doing that, all the relevant stakeholders would have to align.
“We are trying to build a new country where the rule of law is supreme, so everybody should be law-abiding, ensure that they don’t do anything that would create lawlessness.”