Amotekun commanders and officers hold candlelight walk in honor of late Akeredolu.

Amotekun commanders and officers hold candlelight walk in honor of late Akeredolu.


Commanders and officers of the South West Security Network (SWSN), popularly known as the Amotekun Corps, have held a candle walk in memory of the late Marshal Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the force.

The Candlelight Walk brought together commanders and their officers from all five South-West states at Cathedral Junction in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Reciting songs of praise to Akeredolu, the commanders and officers paid their respects to the late governor and embarked on a walk from Cathedral Junction to the Government House in Alagbaka.

According to the commanders, the gesture was a mark of respect for Akeredolu's immense contribution to the establishment and success of the Amotekun Corps.

During a visit to Governor Lucky Ayedatiwa at the governor’s office, the governor expressed his resolve and assured the commanders that all governors in the South-West states support and support the formation initiated by Mr. Akeredolu.

He stressed that the safety and well-being of residents in the South West can never be taken for granted.

Mr. Ayedatiwa emphasized the role played by the Amotekun Corps in maintaining peace and security in the South-West and assured the commanders of their unwavering dedication to sustaining the progress made so far.

He commended his late boss for his visionary leadership in establishing the Amotekun Corps and vowed to carry on his legacy.

Leading all corps commanders, Ondo State Commander, Mr. Adetunji Adeleye, said: My condolences go to the Ondo State government and the good people on the loss of the amiable governor who spearheaded the Amotekun army.

“We met all the governors and all of them showed solidarity with the people of Ondo State. Today, all the corps commanders came all the way from their respective states. That is the 5km we started today. is the essence of walking.

“His (Akeredolu) credit is mainly to the security system in the South-West. We all knew what the security situation was before Amotekun was created. It was about three years That was before, and we are living proof of the fact that security in the Southwest has greatly improved. We are determined to continue the great work he started. That makes him a great It is our own contribution to immortalizing ourselves as leaders.

“We have already received reassurance from Ondo State Governor, Mr. John Hondo, that he will continue the good work that our lucky Aiyedatiwa, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, was doing in Amotekun. There is no fear at all.”

The Oyo State Corps Commander, Colonel Olinka Olayanju (Red), said the Amotekun Corps was very mature and would continue its operations.

He said the Amotekun Corps had grown over the years and was past the point where it threatened to collapse.

Source: guardian.ng

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