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Published On: Thu, Nov 6th, 2014

Tambuwal: Withdrawal of security aides, a national embarrassment – Activist

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Hon TambuwalFrom Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

The Executive Director of Human Rights Monitor Barrister Festus Okoye, has counseled the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, to restore the security details of the Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, and save the country from the current embarrassment which his action has occasioned.

Okoye, added that the confirmation of the appointment of Suleiman Abba as the Inspector General of Police in the midst of the controversy surrounding his withdrawal of the security details of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, underscored the need for him to be the Inspector General of the Nigerian people and not that of any political party or ideological tendency.

“The Inspector -General of Police should therefore, without delay restore the security details of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.”

“We say this against the background of the security situation in the country and the need not to put the Speaker in harm’s way. This is because, the Speaker of the House of Representatives is an embodiment of the Legislature and his security should be a priority item for the Inspector-General of Police.

“The Nigerian people have collectively spoken and have insisted that the security details must be restored and the least the Inspector General of Police can do is to bow to public opinion which accords with the constitution and the law.”

Okoye said the House had its own rules and procedures and same should be their guiding principle.

According to him, what is important is the integrity of the House and its ability to carry out its constitutional mandate. Nobody should destroy the institution on the altar of partisanship.

“All hands must be on deck to roll back the current spread of insurgency in the country and the threat it poses to the 2015 general elections and the sovereignty of the country. We counsel the Inspector General of Police to restore the security details of the Speaker and save the country from the current embarrassment which his action has occasioned”, he said.

From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

he Executive Director of Human Rights Monitor Barrister Festus Okoye, has counseled the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, to restore the security details of the Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, and save the country from the current embarrassment which his action has occasioned.

Okoye, added that the confirmation of the appointment of Suleiman Abba as the Inspector General of Police in the midst of the controversy surrounding his withdrawal of the security details of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, underscored the need for him to be the Inspector General of the Nigerian people and not that of any political party or ideological tendency.

“The Inspector -General of Police should therefore, without delay restore the security details of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.”

“We say this against the background of the security situation in the country and the need not to put the Speaker in harm’s way. This is because, the Speaker of the House of Representatives is an embodiment of the Legislature and his security should be a priority item for the Inspector-General of Police.

“The Nigerian people have collectively spoken and have insisted that the security details must be restored and the least the Inspector General of Police can do is to bow to public opinion which accords with the constitution and the law.”

Okoye said the House had its own rules and procedures and same should be their guiding principle.

According to him, what is important is the integrity of the House and its ability to carry out its constitutional mandate. Nobody should destroy the institution on the altar of partisanship.

“All hands must be on deck to roll back the current spread of insurgency in the country and the threat it poses to the 2015 general elections and the sovereignty of the country. We counsel the Inspector General of Police to restore the security details of the Speaker and save the country from the current embarrassment which his action has occasioned”, he said.

 

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