Obiano says his security details have been withdrawn.
The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Tuesday, said his security details have been withdrawn, thereby, posing imminent danger to his life against the forthcoming November 18 gubernatorial election in the state.
Obiano, who said this in Awka during an election stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), described the move as ominous.
He therefore, demanded the return of his security details in order not to incur his wrath.
“I want my security details returned immediately because I am going to start a fight from there. I am the governor of Anambra State and all the paraphernalia of my office must be there.
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“This is unacceptable and a sign of what will happen. Those behind this would be disappointed because we are very ready for this election,” Obiano said.
Punch reports that the governor said he had wanted to speak with the Inspector General of Police who was scheduled to be on the occasion, but said he had to voice it out at the event since he was not aware when the IGP would come.
Naija News gathered that the governor had earlier complained of not given due recognition by the moderator of the event when he walked in, despite several attempts to make a comment.
However, in his reaction, the National Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the event was a stakeholders’ meeting, and no candidate would be accorded any special treatment regardless of his position, adding that the commission insisted on equal treatment of all candidates in the election and should not only have equal standing, but must be respected.
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In his comments, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, according to Punch, said the police decided to withdraw the policemen attached to politicians because of previous experiences where such cops worked for their “master.”
He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Garba Umar, had been asked to step down for neutrality while he would be replaced with another who had no affinity with the state.
“We are bringing entirely new faces to conduct this election. We need your cooperation; we need your support. We are going to conduct ‘stop and search;” we are going to raid some black sports,” the IGP said.
Source: Naija News