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PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by ijustdey: 5:19pm On Oct 14
The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum has called for a repeal of sections of the Police Act recently accented to by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), citing constitutional breaches.

This was contained in a communique issued after a Zoom meeting held by the PDP governors.

The communique was signed by the Chairman of the forum, Aminu Tambuwal, who is also the governor of Sokoto State.

A copy of the communique was made available to reporters in Abuja, on Wednesday.

The governors among other things, implored the president and the National Assembly to repeal Section 4(1) of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Act, 2019 which “purportedly authorises the President to deduct 0.5% of the total revenue accruing to the Federation Account for the benefit of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund.”

According to the governors, the said deduction is patently unconstitutional.

The communiqué read in part, “The meeting noted the signing of the New Nigeria Police Act, 2020 by Mr. President, Commander in Chief.

“While acknowledging the many important innovations in the new law, the Forum emphasised the need to make the Nigeria Police Council, which has Mr. President as Chairman and 36 state Governors as members, fully operational and the clearing house on all issues bordering on the organisation and administration of the Nigeria Police Force as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution.

“The Forum further observed the discrepancies in S.12(2) and S.12(4) of the Act on the appropriate authority with responsibility to deploy Police Commissioners to the respective States. Whereas S.12(2) gives the responsibility to the Police Service Commission, S. 12(4) gives either the Police Service Commission or Inspector-General of Police the same responsibility.

“This is even more regrettable as the Constitution gives this responsibility to the Police Service Commission (S. 215) (1)(b). We advise that the constitutional provision be upheld.

“Furthermore, the Forum canvassed for appropriate consultations with the Governors of various States on the deployment of Police Commissioners to the States since the Police is a common institution that executes the laws of both the Federal and State governments.

“The Forum implored Mr. President and the National Assembly to repeal Section 4(1) of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Act, 2019 which purports to authorise the President to deduct 0.5 per cent of the total revenue accruing to the Federation Account for the benefit of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund, as it is patently unconstitutional.

“The beneficiaries of the Federation Account are the Federal, States and Local Governments only. More creative funding options should be explored.”

The PDP governors also expressed concerns over the controversy surrounding the Water Resources Bill, 2020.

“Towards this end, the governors called for greater consultations just as they referred the document to the body of Attorney Generals of PDP controlled states to study and advise accordingly,” it added.

Governors who attended the zoom meeting include: Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Udom Emmanue (Akwa Ibom), Senator Bala Muhammad (Bauchi); and Douye Diri (Bayelsa).

Others are: Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta); Dave Umahi (Ebonyi); Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu); Nyesom Wike (Rivers); Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde (Oyo) and Bello Muhammad Matawalle (Zamfara).

https://punchng.com/pdp-govs-declare-new-police-act-unconstitutional/

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by Obichukwuu: 5:19pm On Oct 14
I have nothing to say

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by TourismMan(m): 5:34pm On Oct 14
shocked

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by uniqueboi1(m): 5:35pm On Oct 14
APC the disaster party. They have cooked again.

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by NoPlaceLike: 5:35pm On Oct 14
angry shocked
Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by bigtt76(f): 5:37pm On Oct 14
These ones will not talk except it concerns money and deductions idiots



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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by GallantDuke(m): 5:51pm On Oct 14
As if PDP know wetin dey constitutional

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by blacknp(m): 7:44pm On Oct 14
uniqueboi1:
APC the disaster party. They have cooked again.
What concerns these hypocrite Governors, the National Assembly has passed a bill, the President has assented, what is their business? they should be talking more of good governance in their states, tomorrow they will change parties, and support the bill, Useless goats.

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by helinues: 7:45pm On Oct 14
Pls what is Pdp?

Name of a person,an animal or a thing?

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by jlinkd78(m): 7:55pm On Oct 14
Following

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by IamWonderful: 7:57pm On Oct 14
Ok
Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by uniqueboi1(m): 8:12pm On Oct 14
blacknp:
What concerns these hypocrite Governors, the National Assembly has passed a bill, the President has assented, what is their business? they should be talking more of good governance in their states, tomorrow they will change parties, and support the bill, Useless goats.

Bros you are correct.
Please take it easy.

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by ifeoluwapo25977: 8:36pm On Oct 14
As if PDP know wetin dey constitutional

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by Chiedu4Trump: 8:36pm On Oct 14
If you notice that SARS does not operate in the North

SARS only has its supporters in the North

SARS we can see is a northern tool of opression

So you dont expect the Alfa and Imams to speak against what is helping them control the South

Arewa never wanted it proscribed



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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by TecM0: 8:36pm On Oct 14
Criminals

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by PureGoldh(m): 8:36pm On Oct 14
Nigeria Jaga jaga

Much respect to Sir Eedris....He is a real prophet

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by chinavs9ja(m): 8:36pm On Oct 14
Where are we really going? Anyone who knows should please tell us.


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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by Revere27: 8:36pm On Oct 14
PDP=APC birth Corruption sad

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by Dididrumz(m): 8:37pm On Oct 14
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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by Kendumazy(m): 8:37pm On Oct 14
Bill that has been passed. Are they just waking up? Smh

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by Design43: 8:38pm On Oct 14
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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by michjunior: 8:38pm On Oct 14
PDP REALLY ARE ENJOYING HOW THE COUNTRY IS AT D MOMENT.. ......HAPPY TIMES FOR DEM

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by Hoojay(f): 8:38pm On Oct 14
IS OWK, lets go by the constitution grin grin grin

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by djflexcy(m): 8:38pm On Oct 14
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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by osamz007: 8:39pm On Oct 14
the way that DULLARD dey allocate power to himself GODDEY

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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by blinking001(m): 8:39pm On Oct 14
Good points have been raised by the PDP and I'm sure the peoples general will look into the points that have been raised. Our president is a man of peace and lover of all.
Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by Donkenny511(m): 8:39pm On Oct 14
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Re: PDP Governors Declare New Police Act Unconstitutional by davidodiba(m): 8:39pm On Oct 14
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