Ex Chairman Police Service Commission rates performance of President Tinubu, speaks on Nnamdi Kanu, Peter Obi
Former chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Chief Simon Okeke, has urged South-East governors and leaders to jointly meet with President Tinubu in a bid to fast-track the release of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and end the lingering security challenges bedeviling the region.
Speaking during a chat with journalists at his residence in Amichi, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Okeke expressed hope that Kanu’s freedom is imminent, saying prior to the last election, he saw signs of sympathy in President Tinubu for the detained IPOB leader.
He said he believed Tinubu would look into Kanu’s continuous detention and set him free given the sympathy he had for him prior to being elected president.
He also suggested that police formations in the South East should be reinstated and equipped to ensure adequate policing rather than collapsing some police stations into Area Commands.
Okeke said Tinubu had begun to implement the campaign manifestoes of Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi, but said that it was too early to assess his overall performances so far.
He listed the abolition of multiple rates for the dollar, fuel subsidy removal, suspension and arrest of former CBN Governor and appointment of security chiefs as the right steps taken by the president.
He, however, urged Obi to pursue his case to the maximum level possible to reclaim his mandate.
He said it would have been ideal for the election petition tribunal and apex court to finish all litigations on the presidential election to determine the actual winner before the inauguration.
“Since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is not the final authority on who a winner is in an election, I think the best thing to do is to wait until the election petitions are dealt with conclusively by the tribunal or Supreme Court as the case may be before swearing in any of the contenders,” he said.