A gaggle, the Coalition of United Political Events (CUPP), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Inspector-Common of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to present his pre-retirement discover and proceed on his necessary one-month pre-retirement coaching.
Moreover, the physique has accused the President of planning to retain the IGP apparently to try to politicise the Nigeria Police Power to “thwart the electoral will of Nigerians.”
First Vice Nationwide Spokesman of the coalition, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, accompanied by the Nationwide Chairman of the Motion Alliance (AA) and Secretary, Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the CUPP, Kenneth Udeze, whereas briefing journalists in Owerri yesterday, mentioned the President ought to obey the structure by guaranteeing that Idris retires accordingly.
He additionally accused the Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole; Governor of Kano State, Umar Gandoje; Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai; former Governor of Akwa Ibom, Godswill Akpabio and that of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi and Minister of Info, Lai Mohammed, of lobbying to retain the IGP after expiration of his service tenure.He mentioned: “Opposition is not going to recognise Idris as Police IG if he stays in workplace after reaching the necessary 60 years retirement age on January 15, 2019.
Nevertheless, the group raised the alarm that the previous Director-Common of the State Safety Service (SSS), Lawal Daura, has been named “head of the inaugurated presidential committee marketing campaign council, saying: “This transfer is to assault on our democracy, the march totally free election and decency.”The CUPP chieftain mentioned Daura ought to have been arraigned for attacking the Nationwide Meeting.
He mentioned: “We name on President Buhari to face the election throughout the ambit of the decency and constitutionally-acceptable actions and cease his panicky actions, which if left unchecked, will undermine our democracy and electoral course of.