Governor Fayose had tweeted about how the police has turned itself to an organ of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government, acting as if its only duty is to protect the interests of President Muhammadu Buhari and his allies.
The sour relationship between the Benue State Government and the Nigeria Police Force took a dramatic twist on Tuesday.
This was when the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood and the Chief Press Secretary to Benue State Governor, Mr Terver Akase appeared yesterday as guests on Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily.
The Police spokesperson described Governor Samuel Ortom during the heated argument on the programme as a drowning man, while Mr Terver Akase questioned the competence of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris claiming that the IGP should resign or be sacked for telling ‘lies’.
Following violent attacks in Benue State, many have been left dead leading to mass burial of the victims by the state government, while several others have been displayed.
Nigerians who watched the programme as the Police Spokesperson branded the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom ‘a drowning man’ took to social media to lampoon Mr. Moshood.
Read their reactions on Twitter, below:
President Buhari has so politicized the police that they now have the guts to call a serving Governor “failed and drowning’! Between Ortom and Buhari, who failed? Who is drowning? Has Ortom’s wife, daughter, boss and colleague publicly condemned him like has happened with Buhari?
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) February 6, 2018
Too bad the way Nigerians see civil issues, so cos Governor Ortom has call a spade a spade he is now a drowning failed governor. This present IGP is the worst we have ever had. Yes we know APC has failed, but Ortom will not stop speaking the truth
— Elvis Ebi (@ebi_elvis) February 7, 2018
The comment made on Channels Television Sunrise Daily today, by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO); Mr. Jimoh Moshood, describing the Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State is a “drowning man” is an insult on all the governors in Nigeria.
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) February 6, 2018
AK-47 is a prohibited firearm and its only the President that can grant permission to any organisation to bear firearms. ~Jimoh Moshood. #Sunrisedaily
— Channels Television (@channelstv) February 6, 2018
Is the police telling us something about how herdsmen got their AK47s? https://t.co/Jw2qfqWGWj
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) February 6, 2018
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Author: African Free Press