Buhari directs reinstatement of Obiano’s security aides

Buhari directs reinstatement of Obiano’s security aides

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:55 pm


President Buhari with Police DIG Operations, Joshak Habila during the final campaign rally of APC for next Saturday’s Anambra governorship election on Wednesday

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday directed immediate reinstatement of the security aides of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State.

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris had on Tuesday ordered the withdrawal of the governor’s ADC   policemen attached to all political office holders in the state ahead of Saturday’s governorship over fears that they may be used to rig the election in favour of their principals.

But the Governor had cried out over the withdrawal, alleging that his life has been put in jeopardy. He also alleged that the withdrawal of the security personnel was part of the plot to rig the election.

The Senate had earlier on Wednesday condemned the withdrawal of the Governor’s security aides and subsequently directed their immediate restoration.

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the reinstatement of the security aides of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State.

“While welcoming the President on arrival Wednesday in Awka for the Grand Finale of the All Progressives Congress Governorship Rally, the governor had complained about the withdrawal of his security aides,” President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina said in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday.

“Before departing Awka, President Buhari directed the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations), Joshak Habila to ensure the return of the governor’s security personnel,’’ the statement added.

 

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