BREAKING; PSC bows to pressure, removes Naja’atu from election duties, appoints AIG
Following controversy that has trailed her appointment, the Police Service Commission (PSC) is reportedly planning to relieve controversial politician, Naja’atu Bala Muhammad, of election oversight duties.
Naja’atu Muhammad had resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and endorsed Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
But the commission immediately bowed to pressure, saying it had asked a former Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Bawa Lawal (rtd) who is from the same geopolitical zone with Commissioner Najatu to take over the coordination of the monitoring of Police Conduct in the zone.
Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the commission, said that “the commission will always be sensitive to the wishes of Nigerians and will continue to contribute it’s quota to the sustenance of the nation’s democracy.”
Ani explained, “The Commission wishes to state with all sense of responsibility that its commissioners representing different geopolitical zones have always supervised assignments of the commission in the geopolitical zones they represent. It was the same with the present national assignment.
“It wishes to restate its commitment to a free and fair 2023 elections where the Police as the lead Agency in internal security which includes election policing will discharge it’s duties according to the dictates of the law.”
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