The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that there is a plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to deploy an ex-Chief Security Officer, CSO, to the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to Kwara State.
The ex-CSO, Kayode Egbetokun, had worked as an Aide to the former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu.
In a series of tweets via its verified Twitter handle, @OfficialPDPNig, on Wednesday, the PDP stated: “Also of particular note, is the plot to redeploy a former CSO to APC Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, CP, Kayode Egbetokun, as Kwara State Commissioner of Police, where he has been handed the instruction to incite the people, and pave the way for outright rigging for APC.”
Continuing, the PDP said: “Nigerians are aware of how CP Egbetokun, was posted to Lagos State by the former IGP, Ibrahim Idris, to serve the same partisan interest, and how that posting was stopped by the new IGP, Adamu Mohammed. Now, he is being redeployed to Kwara State for the same ignoble plot.
“It is necessary to state that the PDP is a party of peace, and we are committed to the Peace Accord. However, the deployment of Kayode Egbetokun as Kwara CP, directly negates the principle of the Peace Accord, and can only hurt the fragile peace that currently exists in Kwara State.
“We wish to remind the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, that his acceptability among Nigerians across party line, was based on the pedigree which was presented to Nigerians before his appointment.
“The pedigree and exposure, place on his shoulders the responsibility to be just, firm, equitable, and professional, in the discharge of his duties.
“We therefore, urge him not to allow his reputation to be mired in controversial political activities.”
Recall, that Kwara State is the stronghold of Senate President, Bukola Saraki.