IGP Adamu Redeploys Ogun CP Iliyasu Over Attack On Buhari, Others
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reportedly redeployed the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, following the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari and others APC leaders at Monday’s presidential rally in the state.
Supporters of Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and APM hauled stones and pebbles at Buhari, the party’s chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu after Buhari raised the hand of Dapo Abiodun as the APC governorship candidate in the state.
The action was said to have embarrassed the President and the APC, without the Commissioner of Police in the state doing anything to arrest the situation.
Iliyasu has been replaced with Gbenga Adeyanju.
Efforts to get the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer to confirm the story proved abortive, as calls made to his phones were not picked.
But a top police source who craved anonymity confirmed the development, saying that a new Police Commissioner would resume today (Wednesday, February 13th).
Recall that the APC has accused Amosun of sponsoring an attack on President Muhammadu Buhari, the party’s chairman and others leaders during the party’s campaign rally in Ogun State.
In a statement on Tuesday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said the party “will review this gross misconduct of deliberately positioning thugs to attack and embarrass the President and the party’s leadership.”
Issa-Onilu said the APC regretted Monday’s premeditated attacks and ''any plan to destroy what this party stands for would be rejected.''
The spokesman added that party members should not be disturbed by Monday’s “condemnable incident.”
He said: “The APC regrets Monday’s premeditated attacks sponsored by Governor Ibikunle Amosun on President Muhammadu Buhari and other senior party leaders at the venue of the presidential campaign rally in Ogun state.
“This is one act of indiscipline too many. The APC will not condone acts of indiscipline, indiscretion and anti-party activities from any party member no matter how highly placed.
“The party will review this gross misconduct of deliberately positioning thugs to attack and embarrass the President and the party’s leadership. No single person will be allowed to put his personal and selfish interests ahead of the wishes of the people of Ogun state and elsewhere.
“Post primaries, the decision of the National Working Committee to uphold the wishes of party members is unbendable. Therefore, whatever means being presently deployed by persons intending to undermine the wishes of the people for personal gains will not be tolerated,” read parts of the official statement.