Fayose condemns withdrawal of Obiano’s security aides
.Wants IGP sanctioned
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has condemned the withdrawal
of security aides of the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, describing the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari that the security aides be
restored as an afterthought.
The governor, who said that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim
Idris, could not have carried out such illegal act aimed at exposing
Governor Obiano to danger without the knowledge of the President,
Noted: “For Nigerians to believe that the President was not aware, he must sanction the IGP for disrespecting his office.”
Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New
Media, Lere Olayinka, stated on Wednesday, November 15, 2016, that Fayose called on governors in the country to rise in condemnation of
the IGP's action, saying, “because it happened to an APGA governor
today, it can be PDP or even APC governor tomorrow.
“Governors are not appendages of the President. They are heads of federating units in Nigeria and time has come for this
military mentality of this APC government of President Buhari to stop it.
“All governors in this country must jointly demand that the IGP be sanctioned if truly President Buhari knew nothing about the withdrawal of Governor Obiano’s security aides.”
Fayose further stated that it was even more ridiculous that the IGP tried to
justify his action.
The governor asked: “Would the IGP have also stripped President Buhari of his security aides if the election coming up on Saturday is a presidential election in which the president is seeking re-election?
“To me, President Buhari only ordered the reinstatement of Governor Obiano's police aides because the Senate condemned it and directed the IGP to restore them. For Nigerians to believe that the President was
not aware, he must sanction the IGP for disrespecting his office.”
While calling for the establishment of State police in the country, the governor said, “Withdrawal of Governor Obiano's police aides has further reinforced the agitation for state police.
“It is only in Nigeria that a governor that is called the Chief Security Officer of the state does not have control over your own
security aides and this must be addressed.”