by Ayo Dada
Southwest Governors: Police Officer’s Disrespect To
Sanwo-Olu An Unacceptable Intrusion
….say Lagos must deploy Amotekun now
We are in possession of a video which has gone viral on the social media concerning the disgraceful exchange between a police officer, a CSP, and the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu, the supposed Chief Security Officer of the State, at the Magodo Residential Estate.
The content of the video is very disconcerting, and this is being charitable. The utter disrespect, which underlines the response of the officer to the Governor establishes, beyond doubt, the impracticability of the current system, dubiously christened “Federalism”. An arrangement, which compels the Governor of a State to seek clarifications on security issues in his jurisdiction from totally extraneous bodies or persons, is a sure recipe for anarchy.
We condemn, very strongly, this brazen assault on decency. We call on the IG to explain the justification for this intrusion. This is not acceptable. Any expectations of rapprochement between so called federating units and federal security agencies are becoming forlorn, progressively, due to deliberate acts which mock our very avowal to ethics and professionalism.
We condemn, in very clear terms, the role of the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami SAN in this act of gross moral turpitude.
We, on our part, will continue to interrogate the current system, which treats elected representatives of the people as mere prefects, while appointed office holders ride rough shod over them as Lords of the Manor. If the purported Chief Security Officers of the States of the Federation require clearance from the office of the IG on matters within their areas of jurisdictions, only hypocrites will wonder why the current security crisis deepens and there appears to be no solution in the foreseeable future.
We stand by our brother, the Governor of Lagos State. We advise him to deploy the Regional security outfit in the State to protect the lives and property of the people.
We call on the President and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces to rein in the excesses of certain elements bent on acting in a manner capable of eroding the bond of trust existing between the people and the Federal Government. It is preposterous for political appointees to seek to undermine the very structure of service upon which their appointments rest.
Arakunrin Oluwarotimi O. Akeredolu SAN
Chairman South West Governors Forum.
It is no longer that a CSP of police from Abuja command stood in front of Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, who is the chief security officer of Lagos state, saying that he was ordered by the I.G of police to come and demolish houses in Lagos.
By all law and constitution, the Governor has ALL powers related to land in his state. This is part of the ongoing Magodo matter in Lagos which makes the order of the IG of police illegal without consulting the state governor first.
Just when you think that Buhari’sfederal governmentcan not go lower than they already are, then they show us that not even the floor is too low for them. The insult and disrespect shown to governor Sanwo-Olu by a CSP by defying his orders and then asking him to call his boss at the top who sent him on the errand is unacceptableand condemnable.
Such disrespect for constituted authority and gross abuse of power. What has the police from Abuja got to do with a civil matter at a state level of land ownership?
This is a blatant Federal government action of trying to oppress Lagos state, not caring that it is outside their jurisdiction; Truly sad! I wonder what lies ahead of us in the remaining tenure of this government.
And we wonder why Kanu calls Nigeria a zoo…
Is Sanwo-Olu being embarrassed because of his stance on VAT?
This is yet another of the many reasons why Nigeria must be RESTRUCTURED, and the fraudulent constitution thrown out.
RESTRUCTURE NIGERIA NOW! REVERT TO 1956 CONSTITUTION OF NIGERIA!!! – Ayo Dada
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