A popular television influencer and public affairs commentator, Babajide Kolade-otitoju has agreed to a public debate with IT expert and journalist, Fatai Abiodun.
Otitoju, a regular guest in TVC’s discussion show, Journalists Hangout also urged Mr. Abiodun to come along with one other person, emphasising that he (Abiodun) will be defeated.
“Pick one more person with you when you are ready for the debate. You will still lose. Amotekun ni mi tokan tokan.” he said.
Abiodun a fierce opponent of Operation Amotekun, a security network proposed by South West governors to curb incessant kidnapping, arm robbery and other security concerns in the region had taken to his verified Facebook page to challenge Otitoju to a public debate on Amotekun.
He said, “I challenge Sir Babajide Kolade-otitoju to public debate on purported Amotekun…Sir, Choose convenient date and location”.
In a recent article, Mr. Abiodun had taken a swipe at the proposed security network by South West governors, describing it as a scam for lack of legal framework.
“Let’s call a spade a spade, not agriculture tools, if the South-West governors want to have security outfit, let them send a bill to their state of assembly where all issues bordering on its operationality can be unveiled. As it is, the so-called Amotekun is a scam” he wrote.
The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami had in a chat with newsmen on Thursday after a meeting with the South West governors denied saying that Operation Amotekun is illegal, maintaining that his statement was misconstrued.
The APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu had also urged for dialogue in resolving issues around Operation Amotekun.