n BREAKING: PSC Removes Tinubu’s Critic, Naja’atu From Election Duty

BREAKING: PSC Removes Tinubu’s Critic, Naja’atu From Election Duty

 The Police Service Commission (PSC) has rescinded the appointment of Hajiya Najaatu Mohammed as one of the persons to oversee the conduct of police officers during the 2023 general elections. The commission had previously named Naja'atu as one of his coordinators to oversee police operations in the upcoming elections.

According to Naija News, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) immediately protested their inclusion in his 45 coordinators overseeing police officers' actions during election duties.

Her Festus Keyamo, public affairs director and spokesperson for the APC campaign, said in a statement Monday that Naja'atu's appointment was "insensitive and insensitive," urging the PSC to immediately withdraw her appointment.

Keyamo further said her appointment was overtly confrontational and, as a result, unacceptable to the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Election Council.

A few hours after APC's reaction, the PSC announced that it had asked a former Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Bawa Lawal (ret. ), who is from the same geopolitical zone as Commissioner Najatu, to take over the coordination of the monitoring of police conduct in the zone.

The spokesman of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, confirmed the development to newsmen on Monday evening, stating that "the commission will always be sensitive to the wishes of Nigerians and will continue to contribute its quota to the sustenance of the nation's democracy."

The PSC official said: "The Commission wishes to state with all sense of responsibility that its commissioners representing different geopolitical zones have always supervised assignments of the commission in the geopolitical zones they represent." It was the same with the present national assignment.

"It wishes to restate its commitment to free and fair 2023 elections where the police, as the lead agency in internal security, which includes election policing, will discharge its duties according to the dictates of the law," the Daily Trust quoted Ani as saying.

Naija News reports that Naja'atu was the former director of the civil society directorate of the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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