Opposition political parties under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) have said the acting Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed should be held responsible in case violence breaks out during the elections due to what they called “politically manipulated and compromised list” of Commissioners of Police by the police hierarchy.
CUPP said this in a statement on Wednesday by its spokesperson, Imo Ugochinyere as it passed a vote of no confidence on the new IGP, saying opposition members and Nigerians are now left with only one option of resorting to self-help in protection of their votes..
The coalition alleged that the list proved that Mr. Mohammed danced to the tune of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) by announcing a list submitted to him by the Presidency.
The statement read partly, “Few hours after we exposed the decision of the acting IGP to announce a list given to him by the Villa, he has gone ahead to announce the list. Of grave worry is the insistence of the National Leader of APC that Mr Kayode Egbetokun must be posted to Kwara, an issue to which he should ordinarily have no contribution. “The Inspector-General of Police has succumbed and has failed the entire nation and put the entire electoral process in jeopardy.
“The Nigerian opposition rejects the postings and hereby calls on all opposition members not to recognise the politically’manipulated postings.
“The Nigerian opposition rejects the appointment of Mr Kayode Egbetokun as the Commissioner of Police Kwara State and all other Villa-instigated postings. The acting IGP has disappointed a nation eager to go out peacefully on February 16 to exercise their franchise.
“Clearly anarchy looms in the land and the plot to rig the elections is now in full gear. The acting IGP should be placed on visa ban immediately for aggravating the situation that degenerated into bedlam.”