Peoples Democratic Party and other groups have advised the acting IG to immediately re-engineer the force.
The PDP berated former Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris for shameful and partisan tenure, which, it alleged destroyed professionalism in the police and compromised the lives and property of Nigerians.
The PDP demanded that he must be held accountable for all the perceived atrocities he allegedly committed while in office.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement in Abuja, said Idris would be remembered as the only IG who allegedly surrendered the responsibilities of his exalted office to the whims and caprices of politicians close to the Buhari Presidency.
Ologbondiyan said, “He (Idris) defied the need to secure troubled areas and watched carelessly while an integral part of our nation was engulfed in bloody clashes. Idris will also be remembered as that police officer, who had a penchant for accusing innocent Nigerians of ridiculous allegations.
“Throughout his inglorious tenure, he functioned as the commander of the militant wing of the APC, just to retain his office and remain in power.”
Ologbondiyan also urged the new police chief to avoid the pitfalls of his predecessor.
Also, the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, advised the new IG to ensure credibility by clearing the mess allegedly heaped on the force by Idris.
Secondus, according to a statement by his media aide, Ike Abonyi, spoke while addressing the PDP supporters at the Freedom Square, Osogbo, Osun State, on Tuesday in continuation of the party’s presidential campaign.
Bring professionalism to policing, govs tell Adamu
Also, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum has asked the acting IG to bring professionalism and true leadership to policing in the country.
The governors said this in a congratulatory statement to the acting IG in Abuja on Tuesday.
The NGF said it believed that the appointment was well deserved considering the personal accomplishments of Adamu.
The NGF, in a statement by its Director General, Mr Asishana Okauru, said, “I am absolutely sure that Adamu Mohammed would bring professionalism and true leadership to policing in our country.”
Okauru added, “I can attest to his solid pedigree and rich experience. He is arguably the most qualified serving police officer at this time, to occupy the very sensitive office of the Inspector- General of Police.”
He advised the new IG to avoid everything of Idris because the former IG served the APC and the cabals and not the Nigeria Police or the Nigerian people.
Secondus said the new IG had a herculean task because, according to him, enough damage had been done to the force allegedly by his predecessor.