Why Tambuwal's Security Was Withdrawn: He's No Longer The Speaker

(UPDATED 12:36 pm): The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has redeployed the Police personnel attached to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, hinged the withdrawal of Tambuwal’s security aides on Section 68(1)(g) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

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.”

Ojukwu could not be reached to comment on why the same treatment was not applied to Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, who defected from the Labour Party to the Peoples Democratic Party a few weeks ago.

The FPRO did not respond to calls to his phone and he has yet  to respond to a text message sent to him as of the time of filing this report.

10.17am: Security details attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, have been withrawn.

It is not clear who ordered the withdrawal, but The PUNCH learnt that policemen assigned for his personal security and other operatives reportedly did not report for work this morning.

“We came to work this morning and what we found was that all the security men did not report for duty. We are puzzled but that is the situation,”  a National Assembly aide informed the PUNCH minutes ago.


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