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APC Wants Mbu Dismissed Over #bringbackourgirls Saga

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The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, has called for

the dismissal of Mr Joseph Mbu, the controversial FCT Police Commissioner

who on Monday banned the peaceful protests by the Oby Ezekwesili-led

#BringBackOurGirls coalition, only to be over-ruled by the Inspector

General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar.
Rivers APC described Mbu's action as 'the height of embarrassment for the

Nigeria Police,' and demanded that 'Mr Mbu should be shown the way out of

the Force now before he drags the name of the Force deeper into the mud.'

Rivers APC in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by the State Chairman,

Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said that 'Mr. Mbu obviously did not clear with

his superior, the IGP, a disgraceful action that illustrates his disdain

for good order, decorum and constituted authority.'

'How on earth could CP Mbu outlaw the #BringBackOurGirls peaceful rallies

aimed at awaking President Jonathan Goodluck and his Presidency from their

slumber on the security challenges and the shame arising from the kidnap

of over 250 of our girls and our future mothers by the evil-minded Boko

Haram? Does it mean that Mr. Mbu does not know that peaceful protest s a

right guaranteed all Nigerians by the Country's Constitution?' Rivers APC

The party recalled the ordeal of Rivers State in the hands of CP Mbu

before his redeployment to the FCT following the endless outcry of Rivers

people. According to the party, 'When we were shouting about the inimical

acts of CP Mbu, nobody paid any attention to the nuisance this man had

constituted himself but as soldiers of democracy that we are, we continued

to endure him until God in his wisdom touched the hearts of our tormentors

to further expose him to the entire world by posting him to Abuja after

being rejected by various State Governments. To us in Rivers State APC, CP

Mbu is a nuisance, anti-democrat, unprofessional and not expected to

parade himself within a democratic set-up.
'CP Joseph Mbu, who had been lying low since he was posted out of Rivers

State after holding the entire State to ransom based on his undemocratic

acts and unprofessional policing, came back to life, once more exhibiting

his hatred for normalcy and civilisation by ordering the stoppage of

peaceful rallies in Abuja aimed at exposing the wicked acts and

incompetence of officers of the Ministry of Education under the watch of

Chief Nyesome Wike that have closed our Federal Colleges of Education and

Federal Polytechnics for over nine months. Minister of Information,

Labaran Maku, brought back life into CP Joseph Mbu when he ignorantly

termed the #BringBackOurGirls campaigners APC members. On hearing that

these campaigners may be APC members and feeling that he was still in

Rivers State, Mbu made promptly and illegally announced the banning of the

'As much as we commend the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar,

for acting swiftly reversing the ill-advised ban, we wish to urge the

Police Service Commission to consider the shame and embarrassment which

this man has brought to the entire nation and to the Police in particular,

and heed our wise counsel to either dismiss CP Mbu or repost him to Borno

State to tackle the menace of Boko Haram since he hates to see peace in

any environment where he operates.