Eminent indigenous people in Ondo State under the umbrella of ‘Coalition 2020’ asked that Amotekun should not be used to settle political scores, urging the six southwestern governors and other stakeholders.
The apolitical group said it believed in good governance as an apparatus for the development and social advancement of the state of Sunshine and its people.
In embracing the good initiatives of the West Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun), the Coalition warned that it should not be a tool of revenge against political opponents.
In a statement signed by its President, Bamiduro Dada, former Commissioner for Government Affairs and Local Government, as well as the group’s spokesperson, Princess Jumoke Akindele, the former President of the State Assembly said she was looking for the best choice and personality for the next candidate for governor in the state of Ondo and in subsequent elections.
The Coalition applauded the National Assembly’s decision to revise Nigeria’s constitution in relation to the Electoral Law.
He said that “the body sees this as a welcome development if the Constitution can sincerely be analyzed and amended with the aim of providing the country with a more reliable and transparent electoral process, which can be considered to have given all participants a free level of participation
“Undoubtedly, the electronic voting system, if adopted, will help to reduce incessant electoral violence, the withdrawal of votes, the falsification of numbers and so on.”
Regarding security challenges, the group expressed concern and forced the government at all levels to be more alive with its constitutional responsibilities to provide adequate and effective security for all Nigerians.
He condoned the government and people of Kaduna, Katsina, Adamawa, Bornu and all those whose loved ones were affected by the recent wave of insecurity in Nigeria.
The 2020 Coalition maintained that citizens deserve good governance and effective political leadership and therefore are entitled to dividends from good governance, such as free and qualitative education.
He emphasized that the Ondo State must return to the era of free basic and secondary education, as well as highly subsidized higher education and accessible health services, in addition to other basic functional amenities, such as free canal water and good roads.
The statement also praised the naming of the Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH), after the late Olusegun Agagu, urging the state government to take active steps to honor and recognize all living and dead legends, particularly the chief Adebayo Adefarati of blessed memory.
The coalition congratulated all political parties affected by INEC’s recent deregistration exercise for their victory in court.