Let Ig Retire Jan 15, Pdp Tells Buhari


The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, retire on January 15.

This, the party said, would ensure peaceful and credible general elections which will also help the President convince Nigerians and other observers that he is committed to free, fair and acceptable elections this year.

Recall that there had been insinuations that  the Presidency is plotting to extend the tenure of the IGP.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan,  who stated this while answering questions in Abuja on Wednesday, urged the President to retire the IGP on January 15 which is also his 60th birthday.

He said, “One of the ways to demonstrate or show that he (President Buhari) is committed to free, fair and credible elections, is not to extend the tenure of the IG,  who is due for retirement this month.

“He has said that he is committed to having transparent elections.  He needs to tell Nigerians by his actions, and not merely with words of mouth.”

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