- Passes no vote of confidence on IG Police, rejects his transfer
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has raised alarm over alleged plot by the presidency to militarize and destabilize the 2019 General Elections and destabilize it 10 target states.
The CUPP 1st National Spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere raised the alarm at the World Press Conference in Abuja on Wednesday.
Ugochinyere listed the affected states to include; Rivers, Delta, Akwaibom, Abia, Edo, Imo, Anambra, Kwara, Plateau and Benue states.
He alleged that the militarization will lead to cancelling presidential and governorship elections in the states and ” where the president knows he will loose woefully, rerun elections conducted so that thugs and state apparatus will be deployed massively to intimidate voters and eventually rig the president into office”
Ugochinyere further alleged that part of the plot includes the fact that there will he little or no policing in the North West where Buhari is believed to have a stronghold to enable “his thugs have a field day and record bloated figures for him as usual without the use of card reader”
The CUPP further passed a vote of no confidence on the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris and rejects ongoing moves to extend the service of the Inspector who is due to retire on 15th January 2019.
Ugochinyere, “The President is hereby put in notice that any attemot to extend the service of the Inspector General of Police beyound 15th January retirement date shall be resisted with the ambits of the law as any such act will he viewed by Nigerians as tantamount to hiring the mercenary to help him rig his way into office.”
“Let it be known to president Muhammadu Buhari that any of such moves shall not argur well for the credibility of the electoral process and will weaken the institution of the police” he said.
The CUPP accused the IGP of chasing only leading opposition figures rather than fighting armed robbery, kidnapping and all sorts of crimes.
The CUPP also frowned at the political involvement of security agencies with the recent attendance of millitary service chiefs in Buhari’s campaign functions while boko haram continued to expand its territory with the killing of Nigerian soldiers in the North East.