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We will make the country un-governable if IG Idris continues to stay in power beyond 15th January 2019...CUPP.



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Opposition political parties under the umbrella of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), have vowed to stage nationwide protests to ensure President Muhammadu Buhari replaces Ibrahim Idris as the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
CUPP made the resolution on Sunday, announcing that the protests will commence from January 15, should Buhari fail to announce a replacement for Idris.
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Idris is said to have ceased to be a policeman since January 3, 2019 after 35 years in service.
However, he has continued to serve as the police boss and there are speculations that President Buhari wants to extend his tenure to allow him be in charge of the force during the coming 2019 general elections.
But in a statement by CUPP, first national spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, in Abuja, described Idris’ continue stay as IGP as illegal since he had served for 3 years. 
Arguing that the nation’s constitution did not make provision for a former police officer to be an IG, he called on Buhari to check the provision of Section 215( 1 ) a of the 1999 Constitution which according to him, states that the President could only appoint a serving police officer as the IG.
“This means that with the reaching of the mandatory retirement age of 35 years of active service on January 3, 2019 and the mandatory retirement age of 60 years while in service by the IG (which comes up on January 15 , 2019), the IG is constitutionally barred from being retained or reappointed as the IG as he is no longer a serving police officer.
“His continued stay in office is illegal and an act of impersonation as there is no legal or documentary evidence to back up his stay as the IG.

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