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Published On: Tue, Apr 14th, 2020

Adamawa PDP crisis: Faction petitions IG against State CP

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From: Umar Dankano, Yola

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammmad Adamu has been urged to as a matter of urgency, call Adamawa state police commissioner, CP Audu Adamu Madaki, to order for alleged partisanship in the political crisis rocking the peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
In an open letter written for and on behalf of a faction of the party in state by former gubernatorial aspirant and factional leader of the Reformed Peoples Democratic Party (rPDP), Umar Ardo, and addressed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), he expressed dissatisfaction and loss of confidence in the leadership of CP Madaki in the state command.
In the letter copied to the Assistant Inspector General in charge of Zone 3 Yola and made available to the media, the faction accused CP Madaki of taking side with the other faction of the party led by Barristar Tahir Shehu, loyal to the incumbent Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, thereby maltreating their members for just no cost.
“On behalf of the factional group of the PDP in Adamawa state, we write to express our dissatisfaction and loss of confidence in the way and manner the Adamawa state police command, under Police Commissioner Audu Madaki, has been maltreating our members since we broke ranks with the PDP chapter of the state last July.
“Wading into our party conflict, the CP started acting more of a politician than a police officer. A good policeman is supposed to be honest, thorough, firm and fair to all parties in the discharge of his duties. But not Mr. Madaki”, the group decried.
The group alleged that despite the backing of S.69(1)(g) of the 1999 constitution (as amended) for the formation of faction in a political platform so that internal differences can be addressed, CP Madaki has not taken any action over complaints of assaults and destructions of properties committed against their members by political thugs allegedly sponsored by the Barristar Tahir’s faction of the party severally.
“Yesterday (Thursday 9th April 2020), the police commissioner dispatched a team of mobile police that went to my hometown, Kojoli and closed the factional office, removed the hoisted flags, arrested the factional chairman, Phillip Buji and brought and locked him up in Yola.
“When today (Friday,10th April), we sent a lawyer, Barristar (Cpt) Husseini Guyuk, to bail Buji, the lawyer was himself promptly detained. My P.A, Abdulsalam Adamu, who took food to them is as well detained by the police. What is their offence, the police claim that a petition was written against us (Which we are not served) by government factional chairman, one A.T Shehu, accusing us of creating a faction.
“In truth the NWC of the PDP chaired by Prince Uche Secondus wrote and directed that we halt our then ongoing membership registration (which we complied). It then constituted a conflict resolution committee under the chairmanship of the Deputy National Chairman (North), Sen. Nazif Suleiman, to look into the PDP issues in the state and come up with recommendations (which assignment was halted by the current pandamic lockdown).
“Everything is been halt, then the police moved in these arrests. What did we do? If CP Madaki wants to support government faction of the PDP in Adamawa state, let him remove the police uniform he is wearing and come to the field. He will be most welcomed.
“This is why we are writing this open letter to the IGP to wade into the matter. We respectfully call on the IGP to call the CP Adamawa (Madaki) to order and get him arrest those thugs that attacked us in my house, charge them to court, and either release the Yelli ward PDP factional chairman, Barr. Guyuk and Adamu and sincerely apologise, or charge them to court as well”, the group demanded.
When contacted for his reaction on the allegations in a mobile phone interview weekend, CP Madaki said as a security personnel, he is doing his work as expected of him and that he is not a politician.
“My brother see, I am not a politician because I am sent to Adamawa state to do my police work, which I am doing, thank you”, CP Madaki responded.

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