Following his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on whose platform he was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has redeployed security details comprising policemen attached to Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal.
There were speculations on Thursday that policemen and Department of State Security Services (SSS) operatives attached to the speaker, who is the number four citizen, for his personal security, had been withdrawn. It was not clear who ordered the withdrawal as none of them reported to their duty posts at the speaker’s residence this morning.
But the picture became clearer as the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, hinged the withdrawal of Tambuwal’s police details on Section 68(1)(g) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
The statement reads, “In view of the recent defection by the Right Hon. Aminu Waziri Tanbuwal, CFR, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, from the People Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress 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, has redeployed its personnel attached to his office”.
Tambuwal is yet to react to the withdrawal of his security details at the time of publishing this report.