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Constitution Review: Atiku Calls for State Police, Two-party System

As the country’s Senate, on Thursday, began the public hearing on the review of the 1999 Constitution, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has advised that if the country must address the issue of security, there must be the establishment of State Police.

The former vice president stated this position in a paper he presented to the Senate Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution. Atiku also called for the return of a two-party system as way forward, if Nigeria must get it right democratically. He further called for a full scale activation of the six geopolitical zones as centre of power and governance, adding that such arrangement would help to reduce the “harmful tension, bickering and competition for power at the centre.”

Defending his stance on the issue of state police, the former vice president’s advice, contained in a four-page paper, stated that the state police, if introduced, “will guarantee security of lives and property and create an enabling environment for our different people to develop at their own pace.”

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, has a different stand on the issue of state police. Represented at the hearing by CSP Dabid Abuo, the IGP stressed the need for the status quo of central police structure to be retained, stating that state police would be too expensive to fund.

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  1. Atiku you are talking of the introduction of the state police as a way to tackle the security challenges that is facing the country but did you also consider its disadvantages?which one of it is the obviously for self-interest by the higher political office holders.Therefore, i totally disagree with you.

  2. Atiku, you and your supporters are thinking of something that will never happen. Let me tell you , this is no time for you to try to full the whole country, instead of thinking how to pay and maintain the police well you are planing for another nonsense, why not use that money to furnish the Nigeria police, pay them a better salary, take good care, build barracks, send them to different courses as other forces do, give them chance to prosecute anybody that disobey the law and you will see that police will ever ready to die for the nation.
    Atiku don’t forget that a lot of criminals are harboured by you, if you want peace to follow you, summit your self and your group to the police and confess so that god will forgive you.
    For state police, we don’t want so shame to you we not fools.

  3. Atiku, you and your supporters are thinking of something that will never happen. Let me tell you , this is no time for you to try to full the whole country, instead of thinking how to pay and maintain the police well you are planing for another nonsense, why not use that money to furnish the Nigeria police, pay them a better salary, take good care, build barracks, send them to different courses as other forces do, give them chance to prosecute anybody that disobey the law and you will see that police will ever ready to die for the nation.
    Atiku don’t forget that a lot of criminals are harboured by you, if you want peace to follow you, summit your self and your group to the police and confess so that god will forgive you.
    For state police, we don’t want so shame to you we are not fools. your face resembles state police i m sure you have one uniform that you use during election.

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