- The Coalition of Ethnic Nationalities for the Atiku Agenda has rejected the replacement of Imohimi Edgal, the former Lagos police commissioner, with Kayode Egbetokun
- The group said it was opposed to the posting because Egbetokun was at one time the CSO to a chieftain of the APC, former governor Bola Tinubu, between 1999 and 2007
- According to the president of the group, there is no basis for redeploying Imohimi as the former CP had carried out his duties well
The replacement of Imohimi Edgal, the former Lagos police commissioner, with Kayode Egbetokun, former chief security officer of Bola Tinubu, has been rejected by the Coalition of Ethnic Nationalities for the Atiku Agenda (CENTAA), one of Atiku Abubakar’s campaign groups.
According to Sahara Reporters, the president of the group, Adeoye Jolaosho, in a statement released on Monday, January 14, said Egbetokun's appointment is aimed at "rigging the forthcoming elections in favour of the ruling party".
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Legit.ng gathers that Jolaosho said the change in guard of the Lagos state Police Command was insensitive.
He said: “While not taking anything away from the new commissioner, we must, however, express our opposition to this posting because the officer involved was at one time the CSO to a chieftain of the APC, former governor Bola Tinubu, between 1999 and 2007.
“While we concede that the top police hierarchy has the prerogative to deploy and assign portfolios to its personnel as it deems fit, we, however, believe that such a power must and should be exercised with caution in a manner that would give confidence to all segments of the society."
CENTAA maintained that there was no basis for redeploying Imohimi as the former CP had carried out his duties well.
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the former commissioner of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in charge of Lagos state, Imohimi Edgal, was redeployed by the law enforcement authority which also announced his replacement as Kayode Egbetokun.
Edgal was redeployed to the Force Headquarters in Abuja and is to work there as the commissioner of police in charge of the explosive ordinance unit.
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