Drowning man: Reps order IGP to apologise to Gov. Ortom

Nigeria’s House of Representatives on Wednesday directed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to apologise to Governor Samuel Ortom over a derogatory comment made by the Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood.

The police PRO had called the governor a failed and a drowning man on an international tv station, Channels, during an interview on Tuesday morning, which sparked reactions

The derogatory statement has been generating public condemnation. First to react was the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, who is also the Chairman of People’s Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, “On behalf of PDP governors I condemn the irresponsible act of the PPRO, and immediate retraction of the statement as well as unreserved apology from the Inspector General of Police.”

Also speaking against the degrading statement, a former minister of education and BBOG convener, Oby Ezekwesili, expressed shock at Moshood’s attack on a governor of a state of the federation.

According to her, the call for Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris’s resignation did not justify Moshood’s derogatory statement.

“Wonders! Did I just hear the PRO of our country’s police .@PoliceNG describe Governor of a State of this federation as a “a drowning man” on @channelstv?” she twitted.

“He justified his “jankaraization” of our National institution as “because the Governor asked his Boss to resign”. WAAAAWU!”

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