Posted by News Express | 19 November 2013 | 3,064 times
The New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) this afternoon took on Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed D. Abubakar, over the disruption of the November 3 meeting of the G7 Governors held at the Kano State Government Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja.
The IGP had during last week’s appearance before the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs probing the incident claimed that the order did not emanate from him.
Joining issues with Abubakar, challenged him “to prove his sincerity by instituting a probe into that shameful incident,” adding: “This is the only way to convince Nigerians that he had no hand in the brazen attempt by the Divisional Police Officer of Asokoro Division, CSP Nnanna Amah, to abruptly and illegally terminate a legitimate gathering of seven of the country’s Governors. CSP Nnanna Amah, who had the temerity to threaten to arrest the G7 Governors if they did not stop the meeting, claimed to be acting on orders from a higher authority from the Villa. Who is that authority in the Villa? Nigerians surely deserve to know.”
Continuing, New PDP in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, said: “We hope that IGP Abubakar is not trying to hide behind a finger in this instance. We are just thinking aloud because the IGP cannot claim ignorance of the impunity being perpetrated in Rivers State by the Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mbu, who has continued to be retained in that sensitive office despite requests for his transfer out of the state by the Rivers State Government, the National Assembly and many other eminent groups and individuals. Is the IGP trying to say that he can no longer control people working under him? That is an unsettling thought in view of the grave implications for the maintenance of peace and security in the country.
“We trust IGP Abubakar’s competence and integrity but we urge him to sit up and take a stand on the side of truth and justice so as to avoid being seen as a threat to our fledgling democracy. He should remember the type of support that both the G7 Governors and other progressive Nigerians gave him upon his appointment as the nation’s number one cop and stop any further acts of impunity by the police. This is the only way for him to redeem his flagging image and that of the Nigeria Police Force. We sincerely wish him the best as we have continued to pray for him to avoid some misguided politicians from causing him to derail from the expectations of Nigerians.”
•Photo shows IGP Mohammed Abubakar.
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