The Police Service Commission has kicked out Naja’atu Muhammad and replaced her with a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Bawa Lawal, to coordinate the monitoring of police officers’ conduct in the North-West region during the Saturday, February 25 Presidential election.
This came after the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, through the party’s Presidential Campaign Council complained that Naja’atu was not fit for the job because she had issues with the APC candidate.
In a statement on Monday, the PSC said, “The attention of the PSC was drawn to a press statement by the APC PCC on the appointment of Naja’atu representing women Interest and the North-West in the commission as one of the coordinators for the monitoring of police conduct in the February 25 presidential election which the council accused of partisanship.
The PSC had yesterday, February 19, announced the appointment of the former Director of the Civil Society directorate of the APC PCC, Naja’atu, as one of the coordinators that will supervise conduct of police officers during general forthcoming elections.
The commission, which appointed Naja’atu alongside 44 others, also threatened to deal with the police officers who misbehave during the conduct of next general elections across 36 States as well as the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The Kano-born politician had left the APC and has been criticizing party and its Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
She had said that the challenges Nigeria faces require her to continue championing the struggle for a better country with a clear conscience.
But controversies later trailed her public comments against the APC and its candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Source: The PUNCH.