The Senate has ordered the Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Ibrahim Idris to immediately restore the security details of Anambra Governor, Willie Obiano.
The lawmakers on Wednesday, criticised the decision of the IGP to withdraw the security detail attached to the governor, claiming that it is to allow for a level playing field for all contestants in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state.
The Senate’s resolution followed a point of order moved by Emmanuel Bwacha, who earlier informed the Senate that the IGP’s explanation that the Police want a level playing ground for all contestants in the Anambra governorship election is untenable and not in line with Constitutional provisions.
The Red Chamber therefore directed the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs to ensure that Obiano’s security aides were reinstated by Thursday.
The Anambra governorship election is set to hold on Saturday, November 18.