National SecurityNewsPoliceState Police: Presidency Replies Obasanjo

ABUJA — The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, has questioned former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s call for State police and restructuring of the country.

Obasanjo had on Wednesday suggested that the creation of State police would be a better option than community policing to help fight insecurity in the country.

Adesina, while speaking on Channels Television on Friday over the former President’s belief that the security challenges across the country were being poorly handled.

He maintained that when the ex-President had the opportunity to do what he is asking for now, he failed to do it.

Adesina further explained the major obstacle of President Buhari’s execution of the restructuring, saying that “the executive is not the custodian of political will.”

“Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has a right to hold a different opinion from what he held in the past but I recall that under him, restructuring of the federation was a key issue that Afenifere fought for, and then there was the issue of State police which also resonated loudly under him but he didn’t do anything in eight years.

“Like I said, he has a right to change his mind now, but it doesn’t change the fact that he had the opportunity to do something about it and did not,” Adesina said.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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