National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has called for dialogue between governors of South West states and the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice over the zone’s security initiative, code-named Amotekun.
In a statement titled “Public Discourse on Amotekun in Lagos, Tinubu said he does not believe the Western Nigeria Security Network is intended to put the country at risk.
He said dialogue between the two parties will however address the grey areas.
The APC leader, who was reacting for the first time since the issue became a national debate, however, said what can undo the country is the negative commentaries and the dangerous rhetoric of those who should know better.
He said the foundation of the country has not been put at risk with the south-west regional security outfit launched by the governors of the zone in a bid to confront the insecurity in their states.
Tinubu said he delayed speaking on the matter because he does not have “the luxury of hasty, ill-conceived utterances.
He said the outfit does not pose any threat to Nigeria’s unity.
Tinubu blamed the governors of the south-west region and the AGF for the controversy that has now surrounded the establishment of Amotekun.
According to him, the governors made a mistake by not involving the office of the AGF, while Malami on his part “erred” by “hastily and incorrectly” declaring the outfit illegal.