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Thursday, 30 October 2014

FG withdraws Tambuwal’s security detail over defection to APC.

According to reports reaching NUJ-Europe this morning, all the security detail attached to Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal have been withdrawn by the Federal Government.

It would be recalled that Tambuwal had on Tuesday defected from the ruling PDP to the APC.
NUJ-Europe investigation revealed that Police force has disclosed it has withdrawn security aides attached to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal.

According to a reliable source, “early this morning, few minutes after midnight to be precise, top level security report informed the Speaker that orders have been given for the withdrawal of his security details,” a source said.

The source also added that Tambuwal was told that “a verdict will be entered against him by a Court in Abuja on Thursday. The thing here is that why not wait for the verdict before any action is taken? ”

The withdrawal of his security detail might not be unconnected with the plot by the PDP and Presidency to frustrate him over his defection, and ultimately unseat him.

The PDP had on Tuesday called on Tambuwal to do the needful by resigning his position as Speaker having left the party that brought him to the House of Representatives in 2011.

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday also held an emergency meeting with PDP leaders, governors and top government officials over his defection, in what a source said was to reach a decision on Tambuwal’s defection.

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