The Field Commander of the Osun State Security Network, codenamed ‘Amotekun’, Comrade Amitolu Shittu has been summoned over a Facebook post where he described some of the cabinet members of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State as ‘political liability’.
The commander, in the write-up captioned ‘You are ignorant to the reality of life’, berated some cabinet members for their political roles in Oyetola’s administration.
He flayed the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Charles Akinola, describing him as someone that lacks political relevance in his polling unit.
He also described the Special Adviser to Oyetola on Security, Mrs. Abiodun Ige, as a political deficit and liability to the administration.
Owing to the outrage the post generated, Shittu later deleted it.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, said Shittu had been summoned over the publication.
She said: “Comrade Amitolu Shittu will appear before a disciplinary committee the state has set up, over a publication that has made the rounds recently.
“Amitolu had released a statement earlier in the week through which he raised weighty accusations and attacks against the persons of some members of Governor Oyetola’s cabinet.
“But Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, willing to ensure that discipline is instilled in his cabinet, especially considering that Amitolu is also a serving member of his government, has directed a Committee headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, to wade into the matter and submit the proceedings of their intervention within 72 hours.”
Other members of the committee include Deputy Chief of Staff, Prince Abdullah Binuyo; Chairman, Osun Security Network and Amotekun Corps Board - Gen. Ademola Aderibigbe; Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Bola Oyebamiji and Mrs. Funke Egbemode.