Anambra Election: Buhari directs reinstatement of Obiano’s security aides

Gov. Obiano
Governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the reinstatement of the security aides of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State.

While welcoming the president on arrival on Wednesday in Awka for the Grand Finale of the All Progressives Congress governorship rally, the governor had complained about the withdrawal of his security aides.

The aides were withdrawn Tuesday allegedly on the orders of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

Before departing Awka, Wednesday, Mr. Buhari directed the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations), Joshak Habila, to ensure the return of the governor’s security personnel.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Senate earlier on Wednesday also condemned the withdrawal of the governor’s security details and called for their return.

Mr. Obiano is seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. He is being challenged in Saturday’s governorship election by 36 other candidates including Tony Nwoye of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.


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  • forestgee

    IGP, INEC and APC appear to be working from answer to question! Everything MUST be done to stop these people. Every vote must count.

    • Ubong

      Its really shameful that this corrupt IGP is behaving like he is above the law and shame on Nigerians for keeping quite in clear violiaton of law by criminals in position of authority.

      • Sean

        Criminals in position, where did we see this before? Have we not witnessed Ekiti State Governor using military and ADC in rigging election. Why comment as if you’re not in Nigeria and if you’re abroad, courtesy demand you investigate why. The IGP did the right thing but for political morals it may be deemed unacceptable. APC doesn’t need SE vote, Buhari is President by Gods grace and the votes from the North and SW. These same voting groups are still solidly behind Mr President. APC is not interested in SE vote, never before, not now or ever. Enough of empty rhetorics

        • Infoezone Infoezone

          Stop writing like someone in a beer parlour. Use your brain for once

        • Ubong

          In your honest mindset, are you telling me that if our President is contesting in 2019, his security will be withdrawn. I think its better we seek justice in all aspects. This is corruption and am happy President Buhari see this action aa breached of power and show of stupidly by a corrupt IGP. This IGP should have orfer the governor to vacate government lodge and handover his official car. I pity some of us who reasons from our wicked mindset that is not helping the nation growth

      • Netanyahu

        Bless you, my brother. We shall continue to speak out against the irresponsible behavior of many that found themselves in positions bigger than their little brain. How can a sane person expose a sitting governor to indignities and insecurity just because he is seeking a second term. Where else has this happened? That the senate and even jubril himself have asked the silly IG to reverse himself is enough reason for him to resign if he has any shame.

        • Kareem Raji

          What makes you think IG was not acting under instructions from above…. dont be fooled

      • newday

        too many in uniform think they are above the law. Remember Buratai, Army chief of staff, now Idris, IGP.?

  • atakamosu

    Flexing Federal might, pulling back frI’m the brink.

    • Solomon Brown

      This calls for all state legislators to include in their legislative agenda, the need for a state run police force, all they seem to be doing so far is just pulling salaries for little or no work at all.

  • Dede Onyeze

    The IG took a wise decision in order to ensure a level playing ground for all contestants in the Anambra election. We have seen instances where political office holders had misused their security personnel during an election. All the IG did was to withdraw the governors most senior police aid and not the entire police protection team of the Governor so I don’t see how a governor can complain just because 2 officers out of about 100 officers attached to him were temporarily withdrawn.

  • Kareem Raji

    Face saving.