POLICE POSTINGS AHEAD OF ELECTIONS: PDP And APC Flex Muscle Especially Over Saraki’s State


The recent posting of some senior police officers to various States in Nigeria has become another source of controversy as opposition parties have kicked against it with the elections just around the corner.

According to Pulse Ng, a nebulous group which parades itself as CUPP has made some laughable allegations on some police postings, particularly in Kwara State ahead of the forthcoming general elections.

Ordinarily, the APC wouldn’t respond to a group of charlatans running errands for the embattled President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki.

However, since the group has issued the statement as a decoy for him, we would direct our reactions to their paymaster, he said.

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Issa-Onilu reiterated that the APC National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, and indeed other senior party leaders mentioned in the statement were too busy with the party’s Next Level campaigns.  He stressed that the APC leadership was too busy with engagements to be involved in the childish conspiracies and spurious allegations contained in the statement.

He, however, said that it was not within the rights or responsibility of any political organisation or group to dictate to agencies empowered by laws how to deliver on specific mandates.

The APC spokesman added that the party believed that leaders with a modicum of honour, should not tread on the path of cowardice by hiding under nebulous groups to make unsubstantiated allegations.

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He also said that the APC however, understood that peoples fears were oftentimes their own weakness. He said it was clear that Sen. Saraki, the PDP, and their cronies were recollecting their usual practice of manipulating state institutions to achieve their political ends.

Senate President Bukola Saraki.

According to him, the PDP is now scared of its own shadows. Let it be known that our party, the APC, has not copied such dubious template, Issa-Onilu said. He further reiterated that a new and progressive Kwara beckons through the votes of the people, adding that Kwara electorate would decide on the new political direction in the state.

Kwara has suffered enough backwardness and under-development resulting from the selfish grip of a self-appointed leader in the state. In the next election the will of the Kwara electorate will prevail, Issa-Onilu stressed.

It is believed that the result of the election will put these controversies to rest.

Source: opera.com

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