The Coalition United of Political Parties (CUPP) on Tuesday morning derisively marked the birthday of the retiring Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, by cutting a birthday cake, a gesture the opposition said was to put an end to the era of excesses by the police boss.
The top cop clocks 60 on Tuesday likely bringing to an end his career in the force.
The cutting of the cake followed a press conference addressed by the national spokesman of the coalition, Ikenga Ugo Chinyere, at its national secretariat in Abuja.
Lending their hands to the cake cutting were Chinyere, Sam Eke, National Chairman Green Party of Nigeria; Jeff Ojinika, National Chairman of Coalition for Change; Nse Obong, National Chairman of Restoration Party and Ken Udeze, National Chairman of Action Alliance.
In his brief remark, Ojinika said: “We are saying no more framing of innocent Nigerians, we are saying yes to correct policing, we are saying the police force is for all Nigerians and not for the government in power, it’s for the purpose of policing all Nigerians and that the police should be our friend.
“So, for the IG of Police, we wish him the best that life can afford and to say in no distance time, he just apologizes to Nigerians for the way he abused his office.”