The southwest Houses of Assembly has refused a demand by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to join in the operation of Amotekun, a new security outfit for Yoruba region.
The states assemble said it had concluded plan on the bill after the public hearings without including MACBAN.
Miyetti Allah had requested to join the security outfit during the public hearing, but all south west house of assembles as rejected their it in totally.
However, Ekiti State has passed the bill, even though a meeting of speakers of the respective houses held in Ibadan on Thursday to harmonise the positions of the respective states.
Also, the chairman of the House Committee on Information, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Yemisi Ayokunle, said the house found no place for the request.
“We are not thinking in that line at all,” he said. “There is a bill and it did not include Miyetti Allah or whoever.”
Mr Oyokunle noted that Amotekun was meant for the south west citizens and would remain so following content of the bill passed by the house.
“Wherever the Miyetti Allah is coming from, its tribe is not included there, so we are not thinking in this line at all,” the lawmaker said.
“We have done all it takes; we have passed it into law and there is no Miyetti Allah in our bill which has been passed into law.
“It is now for the governor to sign it into law. We have not heard, and we are not interested in listening to that or reacting to that. It is not our business at all. Anybody is entitled to say anything.
“There is freedom of speech, probably that is what they are exercising but that is not included in the bill.” He argued that what the bill specifies was that whoever would