Saraki: Party chieftain calls for  police neutrality over political tussle

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Saraki: Party chieftain calls for  police neutrality over political tussle


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Abuja, July 25,2018- Alleged barricading of official residences of Senate President and his Deputy on Tuesday has continue to generate reactions,this time from Mr. Ekanem Brown, Chairman, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area,Akwa Ibom state.


Brown on Wednesday  said the alleged barricading of Sen. Bukola Saraki, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu’s homes in Abuja by the Nigeria Police Force suggested partisanship on the part of the force in the tacit tussle between the executive and legislative arms of government.

Brown,a People’s Democratic Party(PDP) chieftain in Akwa Ibom expr seed his position during an interview with newsmen in Abuja.

Media reports that Mr. Jimoh Moshood, acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, and Public Relations Officer, on Tuesday absolved the force from issuing any order to barricade or the senators’ houses.

Moshood, in a statement signed on Tuesday said Nigeria Police Force did not issue any order for barricading the legislators’s home, adding that their police aides were still working with them.

According to the PDP Chieftain ,police invitation to Saraki and alleged besieging of his official residence are ploy to influence his political stand.

“It is good for everybody to know that you don’t compel people to share your opinion, you have to compare with others to know how they feel about it.

“Bariccading the residence of the Saraki and his invitation  by police  over Offa bank robbery  are direct attacks on democracy.

There are other ways of resolving political crisis without resulting to use of force.

“Security agencies are expected to be neutral and not faning ember of discord among political gladiators,the ruling party should learn to carry every member along,” he said.

The council boss reminded politicians that the nation belongs to everybody and not a section of people.

On the recent gale of defection by some National Legislators from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to other parties especially, PDP, Brown said it would deepen democracy.

“It is healthy in democracy, you can see some move to APC and some to PDP and other parties.

“it is a welcome development, APC should learn to carry eve body along, it is very important.

” Nigeria belongs to everybody not a certain people, I really commend the Senate president and Speaker, House of Representatives for their leadership style, the way they went about it,” he said.

Also, on the recent launching of Nigeria Air, the LG Boss welcomed the development but expressed displeasure over alleged outsourcing of logo branding to foreign firm.

“I’m not against outsourcing but not what we can do at home.

“It pains my heart for me to wake up one day and see that even branding logo was outsourced to foreign firm at the expense of our young talented youths that can do better,that is capital flight.

“If the logo is being used for the Air Line, I will not fly the Air Line.

” I’m going to organise a logo branding competition among our talented youths, using Nigerian Air Logo to see which one will be better,” he said.

Flowerbudnews recalls that Nigeria Air,scheduled to commence operation in Dec. was  recently launched in United Kingdom to serve as National Carrier for the nation.

Flowerbudnews also recalls that a Bargain based Branding company was alleged to have got the contract for branding and logo design of the new national carrier.

Biola Lawal

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