A federal Lawmaker representing Katsina-Ala, Ukum and Logo counstituency at the National Assembly, Rt Hon Emmanuel Memga Udende has assured that each of 774 Local Governments Council in Nigeria is to benefit 9 slots in the on-going police recruitment of ten thousand personels across the federation.
Hon Udende who is the Deputy Chairman, House Commitee on Police affairs dropped this hint while interacting with some selected jounalist in Makurdi today said it is no longer bussiness as usual where influetial people will ensure that other states and Local Governments benifits more than others or even other peoples names will appear on different Local Government particularly in Benue will be a thing of the past saying its a deliberate efforts by his commitee to ensure that no part of the country is short changed.
The former Commisioner for Local Government and Chieftancy affairs in Benue said already, the commitee has met with the police service commission and agreed on strict compliance with the guidelines.
Hon Udende who is the Former Chairman, Ukum Local Government Council futher called on parts of the country who were short-changed in the past during similar exercises not to panic as efforts are put on ground to forestale re occurrence even as he said the remaning slots will be given out after a thourough screening saying recruitment will be based on merit.
Reacting to why he dumped the PDP, the party he spent 17 years. The immediate past PDP legal adviser in Benue has this to say '' I was no longer needed in the party that i built, dont forget i was the pioneer PDP youth leader in Benue, and later Legal Adviser, they no longer extend invitation of their meetings and programmes to me for one year. Even the Court case i have with Hon Ajon Ugboho Challeging my nomination at the primaries, the PDP has withdrawn their Lawyer long time ago. So i felt i was no longer needed and had no choice than to go to a party that needs me, where i have political like minds'' udende lauded.
The Ikuen I Ukum finally justifies his action as it was in line with the provission of the Law which allows an individual to cross over to another political party when the party is in crises and its leadership is divided citing PDP as a good example of a party in dissarray and without leadership.