President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate reinstatement of the security aides of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement said that the President gave the order in Awka on Wednesday.
According to Adesina, Obiano, while receiving Buhari on arrival at Awka for the grand finale of the All Progressives Congress, governorship rally, complained to the President about the withdrawal of his security aides.
Subsequently, the President directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Operations), Mr. Joshak Habila, to ensure the immediate reinstatement of the governor’s security aides.
Obiano’s security aides were on Tuesday withdrawn on the orders of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
The withdrawal was ahead of the governorship election in the state scheduled for Saturday.
Members of the Senate at the plenary on Wednesday took turns to knock Idris for withdrawing security details attached to the governor.
The lawmakers condemned the claim by the police boss that the security men were withdrawn from the governor to allow a level-playing field for all contestants in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State.
The Senate unanimously resolved that the IG should reinstate the governor’s security details “immediately.”