Kogi governorship election: PDP urges IGP to replace police commissioner

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign council in Kogi state, has urged the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to redeploy the state commissioner of police,  Hakeem Busari.

The party also wants  the Director of State Security Service (SSS) in the state, to be replaced

The PDP accused the state police commissioner of working  for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

The party noted that the activities of the security agencies in the state were capable of frustrating a free and fair election.

In a statement  issued by The deputy director, public communication of the council, Austin Okai, the party expressed worries over the alleged clampdown on PDP members in Idah and Ajaka by the police.

But the state police command has urged  politicians in the state to leave the commissioner and the command out of their politics.

The command advised the political parties to face their campaigns and not drag the police into it.

The PDP, however, said the partial stance of the state police command had revealed that there was the need for an overhaul in the command to ensure a free electoral process in Kogi by November.