Group Mounts Pressure on Buhari to Appoint Igbo as Police IG


By Paul Obi

The Association of United Igbo Gospel Ministers (AUIGM) and Rehemi Foundation at the weekend mounted pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint an Igbo man as the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

The call came as the tenure of the current IG, Solomon Arase, ends next month.

Speaking to journalists in Abuja, AUIGM President, Air Vice Marshal Robert Konye Ekezie (rtd), said the need to appoint an Igbo as the IGP has become imperative given the perceived marginalisation of the Igbos in  Buhari’s administration.

He stated: “The President as number one citizen should treat every Nigerian, irrespective of tribe and religion as his children, with the same responsibility to all.”

Ekezie explained that since the “president has appointed the Service Chiefs without considering Ndigbo. Ministerial positions are constitutional rights,  and there was no way to exclude the Igbos.

“Now is the time to right the wrong,  as the tenure of the present indefatigable Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase comes to an end in June, an Igbo man should be considered,” he said.