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Reinstate Tambuwal’s security aides, Sokoto elders tell IGP

Elders and politi­cal stakeholders in Sokoto State have called for the reinstatement of the security aides with­drawn from the office of the Speaker of House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, by the acting Inspector General of Po­lice, Suleiman Abba.

Addressing journal­ists in Sokoto, the elders under the auspices of So­koto Elders and Political Forum (SEPF), described the police action as ‘need­less and unconstitutional’.

They maintained that since the speaker had nei­ther been removed nor stepped down from office, he remained the legiti­mate number four citizen and should be treated as such.

The group’s spokesper­son and erstwhile state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Arizika Tureta, said it was not the duty of the acting IGP to interpret the constitution in that re­gard.

“We condemn this act of impunity. When has it become the responsibil­ity of IGP to interpret the constitution? The act is condemnable and unnec­essary.” The group stated.

It noted that similar defections had been wit­nessed in the past without any rancour.

The group stated that the decision taken by the speaker was timely, thoughtful and done in accordance to the coun­try’s constitution.

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