The Police Service Commission has replaced Naja’atu Muhammad 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 presidential election.
This followed outcry by the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council which alleged Naja’atu’s partisanship on Monday.
KOKO TV reported that the PSC on Sunday had 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.
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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.
KOKO TV had reported how the Kano-born politician criticized the ruling APC and its Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu after she resigned from the party and her position, saying the challenges Nigeria faces require her to continue championing the struggle for a better country with a clear conscience.
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But controversies later trailed her public comments against the APC and its candidate, Bola Tinubu.
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.
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