The Thread: This is why Governors need state police

South African anti-riot police officers stand guard during a protest of members of South Africa's radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party before President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address on February 11, 2016, in Cape Town. South African police fired stun grenades to disperse angry protesters outside parliament shortly before President Jacob Zuma was due to deliver his annual state of the nation address.The embattled president faces moves in court, in parliament and on the streets to have him impeached or dumped by the ruling African National Congress (ANC). / AFP / NARDUS ENGELBRECHT

Days to the gubernatorial election in Anambra state, Governor Willie Obiano announced that his security aides had been withdrawn. This was Tuesday, 14th November. It took Buhari ordering the IGP to restore Obiano’s aides after the latter complained to the President directly, while receiving him at Awka yesterday, for the situation to be resolved.

Always on the look out for any faux pas by this administration, Governor Fayose tweeted:

It’s not the first time an argument for state police is being made. It even had the support of the House of Representatives. However, the counter-argument has been funding and lack of political maturity. Twitter user, Ayobami takes a look at these arguments below:


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