By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Jos – Following the continued sealing of the Langtang North local government secretariat by the Plateau State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, some registered groups within the State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have petitioned the Nigerian Inspector General of Police (IGP), to call the State Commissioner of Police, CP Bartholomew Onyeka to order.

The groups, in the petition addressed to the IGP, also demanded that, he prevailed upon the State Commissioner of Police, CP Onyeka, to obey the rule of law with respect to the issue concerning the Chairmanship of Langtang North Local Government Council.

The petition, dated, 25th November, 2021 and signed by one Makshwar Kurmtok, as Chairman of the Coalition, was addressed to the IGP, and copied to the AIG of Police (Operations), the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the National Judicial Council (NJC), Falana’s Chamber, the Nigerian Senate, the Nigerian House of Representatives, the Director-General, Department of State Security (DSS), the Plateau Peace Practitioners Network, PDP National Chairman and the Plateau State PDP Chairman, also has among its demands, a seven day ultimatum for the Council Chairman, Hon. Laven Joshua Ubandoma, to be allowed to take over his office.

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The demands in part reads: “The Commissioner of Police, Bartholomew Onyeka should withdraw the Police from the Secretariat who are stopping Hon. Dr. Laven Ubandoma Joshua from working and provide security for him to work as ordered by the Court immediately. The Commissioner of Police should be called to order and allow the rule of law to prevail. The Council Chairman Hon. Laven Joshua Ubandoma within seven (7) days should be allowed to take over his office and perform his constitutional function as the office cannot remain vacant.

“If our request is not met within seven days, we shall sue the Nigeria Police Force for act capable of deriding the rule of law and democracy… We know our IGP is a man of impeccable character and we do not want to take the laws into our hands because, we know that you will preserve the rule of law in your time, as the Inspector-General of Police and posterity will remember you.”