Police Inspector General has ordered the withdrawal of security personnel attached to Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal following his defection from the ruling People’s Democratic Party, a statement issued by Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. CP Emmanuel C. S Ojukwu reads.
Ag. CP Emmanuel C. S Ojukwu said the IGP took the decision in view of the recent defection by the Right Honourable Aminu Waziri Tanbuwal, CFR, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, from the People Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC), and having regard to the clear provision of Section 68 (1) (g) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has redeployed its personnel attached to his office.
Recall that Tambuwal formally announced his switch from the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to the main opposition, All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday.
“Early this morning, few minutes after midnight to be precise, top level security report informed the Speaker that orders have been given for the withdrawal of his security details.”
The withdrawal of his security details may not be unconnected with his defection from the PDP which didn’t go down well with the party and the presidency.
Shortly after he defected, the PDP called on Tambuwal to resign his position as Speaker having left the party that brought him to the House of Representatives in 2011.
Tambuwal received a rousing welcome on Wednesday, a day after his formal defection at the extraordinary mini national convention of the APC in Abuja. He was accompanied to the convention by 160 of his APC colleagues.