The Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State yesterday approached a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo for a declaration that the appointment of Comrade Amitolu Shittu as the Director-General of Amotekun by Governor Gboyega Oyetola as illegal, null, void and alien to the Amotekun law of Osun State.
In the originating summon marked FHC/OS/CS/30/2020 filed by a group in the PDP called Osun PDP Rebuilders has as Claimants, the PDP and its State Acting Chairman, Elder Sunday Akanfe Atidade, the State Acting Chairman of the party.
Joined in the suit alongside Oyetola and Shittu are the Osun State House of Assembly, the Nigeria Police, the Nigeria Army, Navy & Airforce, the Nigeria Civil Defence, Customs, Immigration and others.
The claimants stated that their claim is premised on that the provisions of Osun Amotekun law have been brazenly and flagrantly violated with the purported appointment of Amitolu Shittu “who is not a person knowledgeable, trained or skilled in security matters.”
The claimants also told the court that “the purported appointment, apart from being strange to the law establishing Amotekun, the confirmation of the State House of Assembly as required by the law was not sought and the relevant organs that make up the Amotekun Security Outfit have not been inaugurated as stipulated in the law.
“The Claimants are praying to the court to order the governor to sack of Amitolu Shittu.
They also seek declaration and injunction restraining Amitolu Shittu from parading himself as the Director-General of Amotekun, injunction restraining the Osun House of Assembly and all Federal Security agencies, Military and Para-military agencies from recognising or further recognising Amitolu Shittu and Osun Amotekun.
It would be recalled that the Osun PDP had earlier on 30th April, 2020 served a pre-action notice on the State Government and the Amotekun Agency through the office of the Attorney-General of Osun State demanding a reversal of Amitolu’s purported appointment, threatening a legal action.
The party said, “it is crystal clear that Oyetola is hell-bent on soiling the integrity of the Amotekun Agency, a South-West Security Network Agency, by appointing a self-acclaimed and self-confessed political and partisan Comrade who is not trained or skilled in security matters to head the Amotekun Agency, in a clandestine style and with the alterior motive to use Amitolu and the Amotekun Agency to oppress, suppress and harass innocent citizens in furtherance of his desperate second term pursuit.”