As the party excludes the possibility of zoning in Anambra guber
He reiterates his support for the NWC run by Secondus
Written by Dirisu Yakubu – Abuja
The governors elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, want President Muhammad Bukhari to quickly convene a consultative meeting of the Nigerian Police Council to appoint a new Inspector General of Police, given the deteriorating insecurity in the country.
The governors made a recommendation at a virtual meeting held to discuss the situation in the nation, especially in the spheres of security, economy and other issues of national importance.
The meeting, sponsored by the PDP Governors’ Forum, also called on the federal government to consider the decentralization of Nigerian police forces, as well as the establishment of a state police as a measure to stem the tide of insecurity across the country.
In a statement signed by the chairman of the forum and the governor of the state of Sokoto, Amina Tambuwal, the governors noted that “the Nigerian police force as an institution of common service agencies for all levels of government in Nigeria; therefore the Nigerian Police Council consists of the President as Chairman, 36 Governors of State, the President of the Police Service and the Inspector General of Police as members.
“The council is a constitutionally determined forum for discussing security issues in the country, especially with regard to the police.
“It is worth noting that the newly introduced police infrastructure in the community is already being implemented more in opposition. The current Nigerian law on policing provided that community policing should serve as a decentralized measure of the basic work of the police, and various roles were assigned to various parties, including heads of state.
“Unfortunately, in the constitution and operationalization of community policing activities in various countries, the recruitment process has so far been taken over by the party. We no longer have faith in the neutrality and ability of the community police system to serve the purposes set out in the new Law on Police, so we call on the police authorities to rehabilitate the system. “
The meeting further discussed the draft law on amendments to the Election Law, which is pending before the National Assembly, and called on federal lawmakers to speed up action to pass the law, saying that “it is necessary for others to avoid the pitfalls of the 8th National Assembly process.” , where Mr. President vetoed the law on the ground, among other things, that the amendment came too late in the day. “
Governor Tambuwal, Governor of the State of Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu, his counterpart from the State of Bauchi, Bala Mohammed, and Senator Duoye Diri from the State of Bayels were present.
The others were Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Seyi Makinde and Darius Ishaku from the states of Enugu, Oyo and Taraba.
Meanwhile, the PDP leadership said it would not be drawn into the debate over whether the November 2021 governor’s map would be a zone for any Senate district in the state of Anambra.
Addressing reporters at the party’s secretariat, PDP National Promotion Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan noted that the National Working Committee, NWC, “will not sit in Abuja and opt for the Anambra governor’s map zone”, stressing that interested contenders at the time of the come would chose whether to step down for one or not. He noted that as a party always ready to defend democracy, the PDP will not in any way or in any way support the imposition of the candidate (s) on the people.
He also dismissed reports of riots by NWC members over the management of the party’s national president, Prince Uche Secondus. According to him, “The PDP is a strong and united family that will resist any attempt by the ruling Congress of All Progressives (APC) to sow the seeds of discord in its ranks.”
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