Kogi Guber: Withdraw CSP Musa Now or Be Ready to Take Blame, PDP Tells IGP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) demands the Inspector General of
Police, Mohammed Adamu, to immediately reverse the provocative and
brazen deployment of Governor Yahaya Bello’s former ADC, CSP Usman Musa,
to coordinate security in the November 16 governorship election.
The party says the IGP should be ready to accept responsibility for any
breakdown of law and order as well as directly bear the guilt for any
loss of life in any part of the state during the election, if he fails
to withdraw the CSP Musa, who have since been transferred to Lagos
The PDP informs the IGP that the people of Kogi state are already aware
of how CSP Musa has been compromised and directed by the governor and
the APC to use excessive force, intimidate and arrest voters, aid APC
thugs to unleash violence and ensure that votes do not count.
We have also been made aware of directives by the APC and agents of
Governor Yahaya Bello to shoot and kill during the election to aid the
manipulation of the electoral process for the APC.
The PDP therefore calls on the IGP to note that the deployment of CSP
Musa will lead to avoidable violence, bloodletting and extra-judicial
killings, adding that the IGP and the police hierarchy should be ready
to bear the guilt of any loss of life, if CSP Musa is not withdrawn from
The party counsels the IGP not to allow Governor Bello and the APC to
entangle him in their plots and soil his hands with innocent blood
through the deployment of CSP Musa in the election.
The PDP further counsels the IGP to bear in mind that the people of Kogi
state already know the brief CSP Musa has from Governor Bello and the
The party therefore urges the IGP to avert the looming violence in the
Kogi election by immediately withdrawing CSP Musa and moving him out of
The PDP commends the people of Kogi state for remaining at alert in
their readiness to use all means, available in a democracy and within
the law, to ensure the exercise of their franchise as well as to defend
their votes to the very end, no matter what.