APC Presidential Campaign council frowns at the Appointment of Dr Naja’atu Bala Muhammad as NorthWest Coordinator Police service commission
Earlier today the Presidential campaign council of the APC has released statements rejecting the appointment of Dr Muhammad.
In a statement by Festus keyamo the state minister of state Labor and employment and also the Director of public affairs and chief spokesperson Tinubu/Shettima campaign council he said:
“We are deeply shocked and appalled to read a release by the Police Service Commission appointing one of its most partisan members, Naja’atu Bala Muhammad as a NorthWest coordinator of the Presidential Election.
In that role, she is expected to move about freely…supervising the conduct of Police Officers during the elections. With the well-documented activities, actions and vitriols of Naja’atu in the last few weeks against our candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (after being shown the door out of the APC as a mole) we venture to say that this appointment is not only callous, it is insensitive, openly confrontational and consequently unacceptable by the Tinubu/SHETTIMA Presidential Campaign Council.
Coming at a time when President Muhammadu Buhari is constantly assuring and reassuring the world of free, fair and credible elections, it confirms our worst fears that there are functionaries of government that are actively working with the opposition to thwart the avowed commitment of Mr. President. We need not emphasise that the role given to NAJA’ATU requires a honest and unbiased individual who will discharge the duties diligently and without reproach.
The nation will not get that from NAJA’ATU. We therefore demand for the IMMEDIATE withdrawal of the name of NAJA’ATU Bala Muhammad as a coordinator of the Police Service Commission for the NorthWest or any region for that matter. She has an inalienable right to continue to campaign for any candidate of her choice and to vote for that candidate, but she cannot be given a garment to wear at this time that is meant only for neutrals.”
Dr Naja’atu Bala Muhammad a daughter to Alh Ali Abdullahi a contemporary of Malam Aminu Kano, and also a wife to Dr Bala Muhammad who was an adviser to the second Republic Governor of Kano state Abubakar Rimi, who was beheaded and burnt to death by the opposition between 1982 and 1983.
Naja’atu has basic education in Kano and went on to graduate in Ahmadu Bello University kano. She was the first female President at the university student union and also the first female to be Vice President of National Association of Nigeria students NANS.
Being a woman from the northern Nigeria, her political inclusivity has brought about a paradigm shift to women political participation that scored her accolades in various roles she played such as Member reconciliation committee on Boko Haram and Nigerian Government.
She held the position of director civil society liaison in the APC Presidential campaign and commissioner police service commission in 2018.