PDP sets agenda for acting IGP Adamu Mohammed

… describes Idris Ibrahim’s tenure as shameful
By Valentine Amanze

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, to immediately commence the re-engineering of the Nigeria Police to restore professionalism and adherence to rules of engagement in the force.
The party also berated the outgoing Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris, for a shameful and partisan tenure, which destroyed
professionalism in the police and compromised the lives and security of Nigerians.
It said that the former IGP must be held accountable for all the atrocities he committed while in office.
“Ibrahim Idris will be remembered as the only IGP in our political history, who surrendered the responsibilities of his exalted office to the whims and caprices of politicians who share courtesies with the Buhari Presidency,” the PDP stated.
The opposition party, through the Director, Media & Publicity PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that Idris defied the need to secure troubled areas and watched carelessly while an integral part of Nigeria was engulfed in bloody clashes.
It stated: “Idris will also be remembered as that Police Officer, who had a penchant for framing innocent Nigerians with ridiculous allegations. Throughout his inglorious tenure, he functioned as the commander of the militant
wing of the APC, just to retain his office and remain in power.”
The PDP therefore urged the new Police boss to learn a lesson from the “shameful end” of Idris as IGP by immediately setting up the process of re-orientating and insulating the Force from partisan politics, while
subjecting it to the tenets of democracy and the rule of law.

It also advised the police chief to avoid “the pitfalls of the last IGP, who has gone down in history as the most corrupt, devious and reckless police officer to hold the post of the IGP in Nigeria.”
The party further advised the new police boss to remove all templates of election rigging contained in the hand-over note that will be presented to him by Idris Ibrahim.
“The new IGP must also urgently take steps to address the bastardization of promotion in the Police under the last IGP, where officers due for
promotion were denied and only those endorsed by a cabal or who have enough money to buy their way through were promoted.
“Now that Idris Ibrahim has gone the way of leaders disgraced out of office, the PDP counsels all enemies of democracy, including President Buhari’s compromised relation in INEC, Mrs. Amina Zakari, to take heed of the disgrace and infamy that await them at the end of their tenures,” it stated.

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