The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has raised the alarm over plans to transfer the Police Commissioner, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin, from the state.
CP Ogunsakin was posted to the troubled state in February this year, taking over from Mr. Joseph Mbu, after repeated calls for his removal were rebuffed by the Police Service Commission and Inspector General of Police, MD Abubakar.
Rivers APC in a statement signed by its media adviser, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, said, “We are reliably informed that arrangements have been concluded by the Presidency and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to redeploy CP Ogunsakin barely three months after his transfer to Rivers State just because he has refused to play their deadly politics since he assumed office and instead demonstrated that he is a core Police Officer.
“We will like to reiterate that we will resist the transfer of CP Ogunsakin through every legal means available to us. We need peace in Rivers State and the current Commissioner of Police has demonstrated that he is thorough officer and we are okay with his efforts to sustain the peace in Rivers State. We don’t need another CP Mbu an obvious PDP member in Rivers State to take us back to the terrible route we only survived by the grace of God”, the party said.
The ruling APC in the state commended Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for what it described as the extra mile his administration has gone to improve the security situation in the state and congratulated him for winning the 2014 Best Governor on Security in Nigeria Award.
“This is an award well deserved considering Governor Amaechi’s giant strides in the area of security”, Rivers APC said.
The party recalled that as at the time Amaechi assumed office as governor in 2007, the state capital, Port Harcourt, was a war zone where only the fittest survived.