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Sack Ringim Now, Governors tell Jonathan

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Miffed by the state of insecurity in Nigeria, a large slice of members of the Governors Forum, want the Inspector General of Police, Hafiz Ringim sacked.

advertisement learnt that the whole issue came to a boil at the last Council of State meeting, where the governors expressed frustration with the near state mayhem in various parts of the country occasioned by Boko Haram's spate of murders.

The Governors queried his lack of ideas, conflicting statements, and grandstanding, unbecoming of a police chief, arguing that if he cannot protect the Police headquarters then he lack the capability to protect the country.

Our source at the council meeting hinted that all the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), governors, and a large number of those running affairs in People's Democratic Party (PDP) states insisted Ringim must be removed.

But learnt that President Goodluck Jonathan told them they were being hasty. According to our source, the president urged the governors to give Ringim some time to tidy up the mess.

At a point, tempers rose, as the governors argued that since Ringim was not the most experienced and most senior before he was made police chief, the President should have no qualms kicking him out.

But, President Jonathan held his ground. It took the quick intervention of the chairman of the Governors Forum, Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers who urged his co levies to calm down. gathered further that despite the pleas of Amaechi, the enraged governors vowed to rally Senators and Representatives from their respective states. The move is to prevail on them to pass a vote of no confidence on Ringim.

Said the source " the governors really expressed rage and disgust. They told the President Ringim has to go. But the president tried to calm them down, telling them they should give the police chief a chance. It was (Rotimi) Amaechi who tried to calm them down but it didn't work."

According to our source “most of them left in anger, all the ACN governors and a large number of the PDP governors said he must go. They wondered why he should be given any time since there are more competent and more qualified Deputy Inspectors General (DIG), who could take over.Most of them promised to prevail on their representatives in the National Assembly."