Nigeria’s former head of state General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) has reportedly taken a swipe at the Nigerian police force.
Buhari, who is a leading Presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), blasted the police for invading the National Assembly on Thursday.
The former head of state made the condemnation at the APC national secretariat in Abuja, when he returned his nomination and expression of interest forms to seek the party’s ticket ahead of the 2015 general elections, Daily Independent reports.
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Buhari, who described that invasion of the National Assembly as distressing said: “It is a distressing situation where those who are supposed to protect the constitution are the ones that are undermining it.”
“The House Representative and Senate House are sacred places; they shouldn’t go there as members of law enforcement agencies much less fire teargas and harassing them, they are breaking down and undermining the constitution and if they are doing that, who is going to correct?” he questioned.
The retired Army General thanked the APC National chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, and other leaders of the party for making themselves available for the event.
Meanwhile, Oyegun, while inaugurating Governorship Screen Committee earlier on tasked the committee to be fair to all the aspirants and ensure justice is done.
The members of the committees which were organized according to geo-political zones comprised, Olagunsolye Oyinlola as chairman, Hadiza Bala Usman as Secretary for North-Central, while that of the North East are, Chris Ngige as the chairman with Tunji Obawule as the Secretary. For North West, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi would serve as Chairman while Hamid Suleiman as Secretary.
Others are; South East, Timipriye Silva as the chairman while Dino Melaye will serve as Secretary. In South-South, Tijani Gwarzo will serve as Chairman, while Prince Nelson Ezegbueyi would be Secretary.
For South West, Danjuma Goje will serve as the chairman while Ismail Ahmed will be his secretary.
Meanwhile, the Northern chapter of the All Progressives Congress has reportedly been polarized following whom to get the party’s Presidential ticket to contest in the 2015 general elections.
However, the former Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government Mr Umana Umana, who has a desire to dump to the All Progressive Congress (APC) recently took a swipe at General Muhammadu Buhari, describing him as mentally unstable.
Buhari who is a Presidential Candidate under the platform of APC had already contested twice for the Presidential position but lost on both occasions.