Security Analyst, Mr. Ibard Ibrahim has attributed the seemingly lack of faith in national security by political parties to the emergence of political vigilante groups in the country.
According to him, if there is a stipulated tenure in office for security personnel, it would curb the marginalization that is caused due to a change in political appointment by the ruling government.
‘The main reason political parties have no faith in state security is the seeming marginalization that is caused by the political appointments of security agencies. As soon as the party that appoints you exits power you should be ready to pack your bag and baggage. That renders diligent and hardworking personals helpless and redundant. There should be a stipulated tenure for security personals’
Despite suggesting a stipulated tenure for national security persons, Mr. Ibrahim, in an interview on Radio Univers’ News analysis program Behind the Headlines, added that it will be of importance to the nation’s security if these personals are allowed to their job, however cautioning that they must not be given total mandate to take over as they might as well abuse the power given them.
“…but the fear is that when they become too powerful especially in a jurisdiction like ours, then there’s a propensity to abuse that power.” he noted.
In view of this, he further voiced that the rule of checks and balance should be ascertained to ensure order in output.
“…I believe we can put in place the needed checks and balance.’” he said
By: Phebe Yayra Tibu/universnewsroom.com