By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osun State has approached the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo over the appointment of Amitolu Shittu as the Director-General of Amotekun by Governor Gboyega Oyetola.
The party said the purported appointment was illegal, null and void as well as alien to the Amotekun law of Osun State.
In the originating summons suit marked FHC/OS/CS/30/2020 sponsored by OSUN PDP REBUILDERS has as Claimants the PDP and Elder Sunday Akanfe Atidade, the State Acting Chairman of the party. Joined in the suit alongside Governor Gboyega 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 premised their claim on the fact that the provisions of Osun Amotekun law has been brazenly and flagrantly violated with the purported appointment of Shittu who is not a person knowledgeable, trained or skilled in security matters.
The claimants further claim that the purported appointment, was not confirmed by the State House of Assembly as required by the law and that the relevant organs that make up the Amotekun Security Outfit have not been inaugurated as stipulated in the law.
They, therefore, sought for the sack of Shittu, declaration and injunction restraining him from parading himself as the Director-General of Amotekun, an injunction restraining the Osun House of Assembly and all Federal Security agencies, Military and Para-military agencies from recognising or further recognising him and Osun Amotekun.
The Osun PDP had 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 the State demanding a reversal of Shittu’s purported appointment, threatening a legal action.