The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the outgoing Nigeria Police Force boss, Ibrahim Idris, describing his tenure as shameful and partisan. In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, January 15, by the national publicity secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbodiyan, the party stated that former IGP Idris, “must be held accountable for all the atrocities he committed while in office.”
“Idris will be remembered as the only IGP in our political history, who surrendered the responsibilities of his exalted office to the whims and caprices of politicians who share courtesies with the Buhari presidency. “He defied the need to secure troubled areas and watched carelessly while an integral part of our nation was engulfed in bloody clashes. “Idris will also be remembered as that police officer, who had a penchant for framing innocent Nigerians with ridiculous allegations. “Throughout his inglorious tenure, he functioned as the commander of the militant wing of the APC, just to retain his office and remain in power,” the PDP said.
The PDP urged the new police boss, Acting IGP Mohammed Adamu, “to learn a lesson from the shameful end of Idris as IGP by immediately setting up the process of re-orientating and insulating the Force from partisan politics, while subjecting it to the tenets of democracy and the rule of law.” The PDP also urged the new police chief, “to avoid the pitfalls of the last IGP, who has gone down in history as the most corrupt, devious and reckless police officer to hold the post of the IGP in Nigeria.” The party further advised the new police boss, “to remove all templates of election rigging contained in the hand-over note that will be presented to him by Idris Ibrahim.” The PDP asked the new IGP to address the alleged bastardization of promotion in the police under the last IGP and set up a process to guarantee proper welfare of officers and men of the Force.
Meanwhile, Legit new Nigeria previously reported that the IGP said he will restrategise to tackle the problem of insecurity in the country.
IGP Adamu spoke shortly after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor in Abuja on Tuesday, January 15.
Adamu said he would stick by the rules in directing the affairs of the nation. On the 2019 elections, the new police chief assured that it will be free and fair and that the right things will be done.