Tambuwal may get police protection as APC guber candidate

By Kingsley Omonobi, Abuja
There are indications that reprieve may come the way of the Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal with regards to providing him Police security following his triumph as the All Progressive Congress governorship candidate in Sokoto State.

Sources disclosed that the provision of Police security for Tambuwal, is however borne out of the duty by the Police High Command to ensure that all such successful candidates of all the political parties, are given security protection because of their status before and during the 2015 elections.

Saturday Vanguard was told categorically that the provision of security for the Tambuwal had nothing to do with the withdrawal of his security details as Speaker since that was a separate issue that is in the law courts.

Confirming the development when Saturday Vanguard sought to know if Tambuwal’s security will be restored as Speaker, Force Public Relations officer, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu said, “The Police will do the needful in protecting Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal and all other contestants”.

Recall that Police authorities ordered the withdrawal of security personnel attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Tambuwal, after announcing his defection from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
At the APC primaries held in Sokoto on Thursday, Tambuwal defeated four other contestants to emerge Sokoto APC governorship candidate thus making him the contestant of the party against other candidates from other political parties next February 2015.