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PDP CALL FOR IG’s RESIGNATION: Police fumes, denies working for APC

PDP CALL FOR IG’s RESIGNATION: Police fumes, denies working for APC

The Nigerian Police has responded to the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the resignation of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris.

The opposition party’s national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, during a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party in Abuja on Thursday had accused the IGP of working for President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) party, to arrest and intimidate opponents.

Secondus, who demanded for the resignation of the IGP over the alleged claim, also called on the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, to resign his position.

According to him, the INEC chairman had no will power capacity to conduct free and fair elections next year.

But in its response in an interview with Channels Television on Thursday, Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, dismissed the allegation and challenged the PDP chairman to come up with evidence of the IGP being compromised in any of his duties.

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While describing the call as laughable, Moshood stressed that the force remains apolitical and is not working in favour of any political party.

He went further to reiterate that the Nigerian Police is determined to carry out its legal duty of enforcing and ensuring that the 2019 elections will be violence free.

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