There was a bit of apprehension among stakeholders on Thursday, as three state governors out of six were visibly absent from the launch of the South-West security outfit, Operation Amotekun.
The governors who were not present at the event included Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State and their Osun State counterpart, Gboyega Oyetola.
Briefing newsmen on the absence of the governors, the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, noted that Abiodun and Sanwo-Olu did not attend the event because of bad weather.
“I must convey the apologies of two of our governors, his excellencies, governors Sanwo-Olu and Dapo Abiodun. They wanted to be here but the problem is associated with bad weather.
“That is one of the problems that are associated with governing rich states.
“Those of us from poor states used an alternative, like arriving in Ibadan since yesterday,” Akeredolu said.
However, Abiodun and Oyetola were represented by their deputies. The Lagos State governor was not represented on the occasion.
Operation Amotekun was established by the South-West region following serial killings and kidnappings by Fulani herdsmen last year.