President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to appoint Usman Alkali Baba as the new acting Inspector-General of Police has been condemned by the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.
Recall that President Buhari appointed Usman Alkali Baba as Acting IGP on Tuesday. Reacting to the appointment, Ohanaeze said the injustice of the Federal Government was responsible for the growing agitations and insecurity in the South-East.
Ohanaeze National Publicity Secretary, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, stated this in an interview, said it was most unfortunate that the President had chosen to sideline the people of the South-East in his recent appointment of service chiefs and now in the appointment of an IGP. He said:
“It is unjust and unfair to sideline the South-East in the security architecture of the country. Injustice promotes insecurity; it promotes all forms of crisis and problems. With injustice, there is no peace anywhere.“What is happening in South-East today in form of agitations is as a result of injustice. So, we the elders are put in a great dilemma because the younger generation is attacking us and we have been telling them to hold on believing that the president would have a change of mind.“We thought that the president would be concerned about the level of injustice, agitations and crisis we have in the South-East and would try to ameliorate these things but unfortunately, he is not thinking towards that direction.
It is most unfortunate and Ohanaeze will come up with a stronger statement.”