The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, on Tuesday said the formation of the Southwest security outfit, Amotekun, was not for his second term bid.
Akeredolu, who doubles as the Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum, said:
“Ondo state has already done enough in terms of security and I do not really need Amotekun to be reelected for a second term as governor.”
Governor Akeredolu, who was at the Presidential Villa on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, told State House Correspondents that he came to formally invite President Muhammadu Buhari to commission the Ore flyover in Odigbo local government area of the State.
The project is among several projects to be commissioned to mark the 3rd anniversary of the administration of Akeredolu as Governor of Ondo State.
Akeredolu said: “Ondo Civil servants are the happiest in the country because their salaries are paid promptly and we have commenced the payment of the new minimum wage.”
Meanwhile, Akeredolu has urged the Federal Government to legalise the use of marijuana solely for the production of CBD drugs in the country.
The Governor said CBD can be extracted from marijuana and is a potent drug in the treatment of cancer.
He expressed concern that Nigeria spent a huge amount of money importing the drug when it could be produced locally.