Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo General Assembly Worldwide, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint an Igbo native as the next Police boss.
On Tuesday, the Presidency faulted alleged nepotism in the appointment of new service chiefs to pilot the security affairs of the country.
Speaking in an interview with Channels TV, Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, said it was the prerogative of President Buhari to appoint whoever he feels fit as Service Chief.
Adesina added that that the appointments of security chiefs are not subject to federal character.
But in a statement on Wednesday, President General of the group, Onuorah Onyeachonam, condemned the President for excluding an Igbo person from the appointment.
Onyeachonam said the President should appoint an Igbo person as the next Inspector General of Police in order to stop the talk about alleged nepotism and marginalisation of the South West.
He said as IGP Ibrahim Adamu, is due for retirement, the president should appoint the most senior Igbo person in the force as the next police boss.
He said: “There is no Igbo man among the newly appointed Service Chiefs. Those who claim that the newly appointed Chief of Defense Staff Maj Gen Leo Irabor is an Igbo man should tell us if Irabor is an Igbo name.
“As the Inspector General of Police is due for retirement and fast getting ready to exit the police apex position, we call on the APC- led Federal Government to consider an Igbo man for the position of the Inspector General of Police.
“If there is no Igbo man or woman qualified for the job of the IGP, promote the Igbos next in line in the Police Force to fit in.”
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