There have been rumors making the rounds that that Dr Bukola Saraki refused to shake hands with the out going Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration held today at Abuja.
special assistant to the president of the senate on media, Mr Olu Onemola has described the rumour as untrue, malicious and unprofessional and shared the pictures of Saraki in a handshake with the IGP
His words were as assertive as follows: “There is a story going around on several online platforms that the Senate President refused to shake hand with the former IGP. Please note that the story is false. This picture was taken today”.
The laying of the wreath by the Saraki was done in company of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara
The senate president and the speaker of the house of representatives were seen exchanging pleasantries with the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
It is true that Saraki and the IGP have not been in good terms as he had constantly called for the removal of IGP Idris on the basis that he was not fit to hold such public office as he had on so many occasions been a threat to democracy.
The IGP had also been accused of trying to implicate Saraki in the Offa Robbery Saga and had on so many occasions met with president Buhari over the issue which even still lingers till date.
Despite the security state of the country the IGP had on numerous occasions shunned the invitation by the senate to give some ex[explanations, this action of his so much angered the upper legislative body thereby leading to a no confidence vote on the IGP.
It is important to note that President Buhari has decorated a new IGP, Abubakar Adamu, as today’s celebration may be the last official function of IGP Ibrahim Idris recall that before his appointment as the Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Idris was a Directing Staff at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Plateau State.