Senate Snub: PDP Blasts IG
The Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris seems to have made for himself more enemies.
His refusal to honour an invitation by the Senate, has continued to generate a lot of reactions.
The Peoples Democratic Party has criticised the repeated snub by the Inspector-General of Police, and described the attitude as “an assault on Nigeria’s democracy”.
Idris, who was expected to appear before the Senate on Tuesday, failed to show up for the third time.
Irked by that behaviour, the senate on Tuesday passed a vote of no confidence on the IGP and declared him unfit to hold any public office.
The PDP, in its reaction to the development, said that it was “very wrong” for the IGP to ignore the invitation, saying that he had missed a chance to share ideas with the lawmakers on ways to tackle the insecurity in the nation.
“His (IGP)’s refusal to honour the invitation is a deliberate assault on Nigeria’s democracy; it is a willful denigration of the National Assembly and a recourse to totalitarianism,” the party said in a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary.
The PDP said that it was “unfortunate” that Idris had, for the third time, shunned the Senate invitation over the worsening security situation in the nation.
“Never in our democratic history as a people and as a nation, has a service chief treated the National Assembly with disdain like the current IGP.
“The Senate should take the next step within their legislative instrument and powers to restore the respect and dignity which the generality of Nigerians and the 1999 Constitution (as amended), bestowed on them,” the statement said.