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#EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by ExAngel007(f): 7:24am On Oct 18
NIGERIA stands the risk of forfeiting its bid for the office of the President of International Police (INTERPOL) on account of #EndSARS and police brutality, according to indications on Saturday.

Some big powers are said to be opposed to the slot for Nigeria although lobbying for the top position for Nigeria is continuing.

China is said to be strongly backing Nigeria in the quest for the position.

INTERPOL has 194 member-countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China, Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Australia and Saudi Arabia among others.

The tenure of the incumbent, Kim Jong Yang,is due to end this year having been elected in 2018.

Yang is completing the tenure of Mr. Meng Hongwei who resigned in 2018.

The next election is scheduled for December during the General Assembly of INTERPOL in Abu Dhabi (UAE).

Member nations are said to be eagerly awaiting the election and likely reforms of the organization.

Nigeria’s bid for the post has intensified in the past few months with members calling for input at different levels.

It was gathered that the input includes the profiling of the activities and the assessment of the police force of whatever country seeking the office.

Findings, however, confirmed that some of the big powers have “not been favourable” to the candidature of Nigeria.

Although many top police officers have excelled during INTERPOL and some Peacekeeping operations, it was learnt that the larger picture of the “perception of Nigeria Police Force,” might affect the nation’s chances.

A top source, who spoke in confidence, said: “Some of the big powers are opposed to Nigeria’s leadership of the INTERPOL because of the outcome of the profiling of the police. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and even the National Human Rights Commission (NHR) have been consistent in their indictment of Nigeria Police Force.

“Some of the issues against the Nigeria Police are extra-judicial killings, roles in some elections, abuse of fundamental human rights of Nigerians, the activities of the disbanded SARS, alleged bribery and corruption, and the poor detention facilities.

“Even during the lockdown, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in May accused the Nigeria Police of committing more extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations.

“The internationalization of #EndSARS protests in some parts of the country has made the nation’s aspiration for INTERPOL job slimmer.

“The conveners of the #EndSARS have written many petitions to some of these influential countries. In fact, the ongoing movement might be part of the agenda against Nigeria by some elements.

“Some of the affected countries have also conducted survey internally and they are not keen in pushing Nigeria for the office.

“The dossiers of one of those shortlisted for the slot have also being scrutinized. Some of these nations are just wary of any Nigerian Police officer heading INTERPOL.”

But some countries, including China, have sympathy for Nigeria due to “exceptional performance” of some of the nation’s police officers.

A diplomat said: “I am aware that China is backing Nigeria for INTERPOL presidency. Its position had not changed as at Friday.

“I think Nigeria has some of the finest police officers in the world that can be the President of INTERPOL. Some countries are looking at the Nigeria Police as a whole and these excellent officers.

“Irrespective of the perception of Nigeria Police, the character and personality of the candidate is also more important. We may not oppose Nigeria’s bid.”

Although the US Government has not been forthcoming on its position, a researcher, Dr.Ted R. Bromund gave an insight into “The top US priority at the 2020 meeting of INTERPOL General Assembly.”

He said only qualified candidates from law-abiding democracies might be asked to fill positions.

Bromund is a Senior Research Fellow in Anglo-American Relations in the Margaret Thatcher Centre for Freedom, of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullon Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, at The Heritage Foundation.

He said: “The 2020 General Assembly (GA ) was supposed to be held in Uruguay, but earlier this year, without explanation or reference to Uruguay, Interpol stated that the meeting would be held in Abu Dhabi in the UAE.10 It is likely this move was occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the move is nonetheless troubling, for it is the second time since 2018 that the GA has met in Abu Dhabi, a fact that points to the UAE’s growing financial role in, and influence on, Interpol.

“The 2020 meeting of the Interpol GA will likely be dominated by the election of a majority of Interpol’s executive committee, including a new president.

“The U.S. should work with other democratic nations to form a democratic caucus within INTERPOL to ensure that qualified candidates from law-abiding democracies fill these positions.

“While the agenda for Interpol reform is wide, the U.S. must anticipate that the autocracies will make a bid in particular to win Interpol’s presidency, and defeating that bid-not reforming Interpol-will have to be the top priority in 2020.

“Unless nations face consequences for abusing the privileges of belonging to Interpol, it will be impossible to protect Interpol from exploitation and abuse.

“The U.S. should work in advance with democratic nations to propose a GA resolution affirming that Interpol has the power and the responsibility to suspend the access of abusive nations, and directing Interpol’s General Secretariat to carry out a factual study (to be published before the 2021 GA meeting) on which nations have submitted the most requests, and the highest proportion of requests that it rejected as abusive.

A brief on the office by INTERPOL reads in part: “The President of the Organization is elected by the General Assembly for a period of four years.

“INTERPOL’s Constitution requires that the President:

” Preside at meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee and direct the discussions;

” Ensure that the activities of the Organization are in conformity with the decisions of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee;

” Maintain, as far as possible, direct and constant contact with the Secretary General of the Organization. The role of President is part-time and unpaid, with the holder retaining their full-time post within their national authority.

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by DonFreshmoney(m): 7:39am On Oct 18
We don't need this job to be very honest.. No Nigerian is ready to head a great policing and security organization like INTERPOL.... With the way Nigeria Policing is, hope they won't select an ex SARS man for elections

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by Pierced(f): 7:53am On Oct 18
What are using the job international police for...... Nigeria has not police it country and citizen well....not to talk of going international.

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by manuel4real(m): 7:54am On Oct 18
grin

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by emperorAY(m): 7:56am On Oct 18
no Nigerian police officer should be given that exalted position.

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by Racoon(m): 7:57am On Oct 18
Nigerian police doesn't deserves that post-@ least not for now.We are talking about police and general reforms across all strata of our national life while someone is talking about losing interpol job? Who cares?

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by money121(m): 7:57am On Oct 18
Ok
Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by Benesis: 7:57am On Oct 18
Imagine James Nwafor of ewkuzu sars as Interpol chief and you will know whats up.

Interpol mbok find someone else for now, the youths want to fix things, when we have cleaned the rot in the system, we will be back for the job.

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by RaptObserver: 7:57am On Oct 18
If a Nigerian is elected, I will finally give up on America and other super powers' ability to hold some failed countries accountable. For several years the NPF have been denying human rights abuse allegations levelled against them from both local and international observers. This #EndSars protest has finally nailed their coffin. So this Interpol election has come at an inauspicious time for the NPF. No hiding place anymore.

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by Creditalerts: 7:57am On Oct 18
cool
Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by Sonoyom(m): 7:57am On Oct 18
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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by nairaman66(m): 7:58am On Oct 18
Nigeria should forget this position and concentrate on genuine police reforms that meets global standard.

Currently, the Nigerian police is a disgrace to Africa and the world at large. Filled with rogues, dysfunctional personnel, without accountability, outdated and a throwback to the days of slavery!

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by Passionate888: 7:58am On Oct 18
Buhari sef
Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by mooremoney(m): 7:58am On Oct 18
Anything for #EndSARS to work is welcome

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by ALCOHOLKILLS(m): 7:58am On Oct 18
they should continue dreaming, SARS must end before anything grin

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by supportnija: 7:58am On Oct 18
Even America too, before so call youth quote me see your great AMERICA

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by saaron(m): 7:58am On Oct 18
Good one there. The ministry is moving.
Nigeria's pathetic security structure is filled with Murderers, Criminals and Quota system dullards. They don't deserve Interpol.
#EndNigeria

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by falseprophet: 7:58am On Oct 18
There's a reason class noisemakers are given the monitor position

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by ceejayluv(m): 7:58am On Oct 18
I need Interpol's email contact. They should disqualify Nigeria automatically.

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by dannybomb(m): 7:58am On Oct 18
They should loose it, they want to go and police the international community yet they can't police Nigeria well

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by Promoter2: 7:59am On Oct 18
Good! Fix the country first.

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by constance500: 7:59am On Oct 18
We like it

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by dejavubobo1(m): 7:59am On Oct 18
We want the country to shut down and then restart.
The system gave birth to this rot.

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by Blexino(f): 7:59am On Oct 18
we don't need interpol

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by Tiyi(m): 7:59am On Oct 18
People who can't deal with bandits, Fulani herdsmen wants to head an organization of security?
what tactics are we going to bring to the table,?

Gradually. we are turning to laughing stock oooo

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by sammyj: 7:59am On Oct 18
grin If we can't take care of our mess then we should go outside!! cool
Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by BruncleZuma: 7:59am On Oct 18

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by techstack: 7:59am On Oct 18
Any sacrifice for the change that is imminent
Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by Baawaa(m): 7:59am On Oct 18
We are talking of better Nigeria, someone is talking of Interpol, we need better Nigeria not Interpol

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by proclinician: 7:59am On Oct 18
Buhari is the most useless president in the history of the entire world. Idiots were warned but nope, they put him there, now see.

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Re: #EndSARS: Nigeria May Lose INTERPOL Job by starbuck(f): 7:59am On Oct 18
No one is capable of handling that position in Nigeria yet..
The protest continues, since we the youths have long be lost, its time it affects everyone shikena...

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