In a swift response to the allegation made by Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola on Thursday March 12th that the daylight robbery incident which occurred around Lekki axis of the state was as a result of drafting of all police formation in the state to protect President Goodluck Jonathan who was in the state on the faithful day, Presidential Media aide, Reuben Abati described the statement as totally irresponsible.
Reuben Abati said this while speaking to state house correspondents in Abuja.
His words; “We consider the statement attributed to Governor Fashola as grossly and utterly irresponsible. We expect that a man of his status who is the Governor of a state should speak more responsibly. It doesn’t make any sense whatsoever that the entire police formation in a state would be deployed to protect the president of Nigeria.
The visit of the President to Lagos or any part of the country does not necessitate the depletion of the police force active in that particular state or its environment. The President has a defined team that protects him anywhere he goes and again President Jonathan does not need the entire police force to protect him in a state where he is loved by the people and where as we have seen, he enjoys overwhelming support to the lead-up of the 2015 presidential election” he said.