Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has said that his principal will ask the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, questions on why he flouted his relocation order to Benue State as alleged.
Adesina said this Tuesday while featuring on the political platform of Ray Power FM.
Adesina said before taking any action, Buhari would ask the IGP to defend himself on the allegation made by stakeholders of the state at a townhall meeting he had with them in Makurdi on Monday.
Adesina said, “Act immediately and not hearing from the other side? That will not be proper. A father does not act like that.
“Even in the home, if there is an allegation from somebody, you listen to the other side before you will do whatever you will do.
“The IG, as at yesterday (Monday), I knew was out of the country. That allegation came from Benue people.
“Knowing the President as a fair-minded man, he is going to listen to the IG, he is going to ask him to defend himself and then the next step.”
The Presidential spokesperson disagreed that the fact that the IGP allegedly disobeyed Buhari’s directive implied that the president was not in control as being insinuated.
“Those who said that have a right to their opinion. This is a democracy. We don’t stifle opinions. Comments are free, facts are sacred. Those comments are not facts, we know the facts and we stand by the fact.
“The fact is that the President is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and he runs his government hands-on and efficiently,” he said.