Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) authorities of taking part in sport with Nigerians within the battle towards insecurity within the nation.
He alleged that competence and real efforts at combating criminality and insecurity within the nation are sometimes undermined by political inference within the posting of Commissioners of Police.
The governor made the accusation when he led the Chief Whip of the Nigeria Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, former Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen and different dignitaries on venture inspection tour in Port Harcourt and Obio-Akpor Native Authorities Areas of Rivers State on Thursday.
Governor Wike stated it is vitally disappointing that the Inspector Basic of Police (IG) will compromise competence in posting a Commissioner of Police (CP) to Rivers State as a result of a favour in search of politician had approached him for such patronage.
In accordance with the governor, such dealing with of sensitive points like insecurity makes it tough for him to associate with the Federal Authorities usually, particularly as a result of they don’t seem to be dedicated to fixing the insecurity plaguing the nation.
In any other case, he said, why ought to the Inspector Basic of Police grant such demand of posting a CP to compromise competence.
“There may be a lot insecurity in Nigeria. There are killings all over the place they usually (APC) advised Nigerians that they may remedy the issue. However the issue will not be being solved.
“They appoint a Commissioner of Police (CP) based mostly on patronage. A politician from my state will go to see the Inspector Basic of Police and ask him to provide him a CP.
“And the IG is not going to publish CP based mostly on competence to battle crime however based mostly on the truth that the person within the get together says he desires so and so individual.
“When the individual comes, will he battle insecurity? No. That’s the issue we have now on this nation at this time. How can I associate with such a authorities. A authorities that won’t do issues based mostly on competence”, he stated.