#AnambraDecides: Why I Withdrew Obiano’s ADC – IGP
The Anambra election is upon us and we can understand why the key players seem to be under a lot of pressure.
Obiano had raised alarm that he woke up on Tuesday to find that his ADC had been directed by the Police High Command to relocate.
This was during an event tagged Election Stakeholders’ Forum organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday in Awka.
Obiano said that the directive had put his life in danger, describing the act as unacceptable and unfair.
He argued that his standing for re-election did not remove the fact that he is the Chief Security Officer of the state.
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, must be thanking his stars that he was present at the event to defend his action.
He said the withdrawal of the Aide Camp (ADC) to Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra was to prevent the re-occurrence of past experience.
Police had in the past recorded cases whereby the military caught an ADC to an unnamed governor escorting a vehicle loaded with arms on Election Day.
“We do not mean anything bad to Anambra governor on this action; his ADC will be returned to him early Sunday morning after the governorship election on Saturday Nov.18.
“We have equally withdrawn all the policemen attached to political appointees, Local Government Chairmen and others in Anambra till after the election,” he said.
Idris said that the Police Force had deployed 26, 000 personnel, 300 vehicles, three helicopters and 15 gunboats for the poll.
The deployment of policemen and other security personnel, he said, was not to cause panic, but to give the people the needed protection.
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