Friday, 5 December 2014

Police Set To Reinstate Tambuwal's Security

Nigeria police is set to restore the security details of the Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, weeks after it was removed in the wake of his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the Sahara Reporters, the police will pivot its decision on the emergence of Tambuwal as the governorship candidate for the APC in the 2015 election.

The Speaker overcome four other aspirants to become Sokoto APC governorship flagbearer on December 4, and will now slug it out with candidates from other political parties next February during Nigeria’s elections.
The source stated, “We still believe the Speaker is not entitled to security based on his decision to defect. The constitution is very clear on that, and we are defending our position well in court.
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“However, since Tambuwal is now a candidate of a major political party in Sokoto,  convention requires that the Police protects him. The Federal Government takes the security of leading candidates very seriously as such we will restore security to Tambuwal and at the same time provide same for all the leading candidates in all states of the Federation.“If the Police feels at any given time that the security of candidates is under threat,  we are bound by law to come in and provide security. If you recall really well, the governorship candidate of the then ruling ANPP was murdered in Borno very close to the election,  since then we reviewed our internal security arrangements and decided to notch security around candidates a bit high.”
As to the same number of men earlier withdrawn from Tambuwal will be restored, the source failed to answer, telling only that the police high officials will regulate such a decision.

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