By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—MAJORITY Leader of Edo State House of Assembly and House of Representatives candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Etsako federal constituency, Edo State, Mr Philip Shaibu, has accused the Inspector General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba of being a stooge of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, urging him to resign his position and join politics.
He said the IG’s comment that Nigerians should cast their votes and leave the polling units was an indication that the IG was allegedly working with “enemies of democracy to rig the elections.”
According to Shaibu, “The IG should leave politics alone and face his work as the head of the police, particularly catering to the welfare of the rank and file of the Police.
The IG should make sure that policemen get their pension as and when due. The IG should ensure welfare of police officers so that policemen don’t buy boots and uniforms for themselves. He should leave politics alone.
“If he wants to be a politician he should resign as IG and come and contest the election. Nigerians should disregard him because he is acting the script of President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP. Nigerians should remain at the polling units after voting. Everybody should be peaceful and ensure that their votes count before they go home. They should remain in their polling units after voting. Those who have the energy must ensure that they monitor their votes to the collation centers.
“We expected the IG to face the very worrisome issue of promotion of police officers. If he wishes to be a politician he should resign instead of turning the Nigeria Police Force to PDP Police Force. I want to put him on notice that Nigerians will resist him. Nigerians will stand behind the police that are sincere for a free and fair election not Jonathan’s IG.”