APC slams Jonathan, PDP over Boko Haram la­bel

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Ilorin

The All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) yes­ter­day de­scribed as reck­less the ac­cu­sa­tion by Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) that it is be­hind the Boko Haram in­sur­gency.

The In­terim Na­tional Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary of APC, Al­haji Lai Mo­hammed in an in­ter­view with news­men in his coun­try home Oro, Kwara state also took a swipe on Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan, say­ing his re­ac­tion does not por­tray him as some­body who is gen­uinely con­cerned about the plights of Nige­ri­ans.

On the ac­cu­sa­tion by PDP spokesman, Olisa Me­tuh that APC was be­hind in­sur­gency, Mo­hammed said, “It is quite reck­less and un­for­tu­nate that any­body with­out any proof will come and make such sense­less ac­cu­sa­tion. Who are our lead­ers they are ac­cus­ing of sup­port­ing Boko Haram? Who are our lead­ers that you are ac­cus­ing of be­ing fa­nat­i­cal Mus­lims? They will men­tion Buhari.”

He said “for many Nige­ri­ans, we are ruled by emo­tion not by fact. In 1983 De­cem­ber when Buhari came to power he had a Mus­lim sec­ond in com­mand, Tunde Idi­ag­bon, yet Buhari re­fused to drag Nige­ri­ans to OIC. Is there any fur­ther that this is a man that be­lieves that Nigeria should not be di­vided on the ground of re­li­gion. Why have Nige­ri­ans for­got­ten this? Nige­ri­ans have also for­got­ten that our fore­fa­thers, our for­mer lead­ers ran away from ev­ery­thing that will di­vide us es­pe­cially in terms re­li­gion and eth­nic­ity?”

Ac­cord­ing to him, “This govern­ment has no brought re­li­gion and eth­nic­ity to the fore­front. It is very sad and it pains me when Nige­ri­ans show hook, line and sinker ac­cu­sa­tion from the PDP that APC is be­hind re­li­gious up­ris­ing. What would APC gain the people they want to gov­ern; from de­stroy­ing the econ­omy of these states.

“… 24 hours af­ter the Nyanya bomb blast, he would not leave Abuja to go and be dancing in Kano or leave for Olubadan cen­te­nary to go and be drink­ing cham­pagne when we have over 75 people roasted alive.”

The APC spokesman re­stated the party’s call for the con­vo­ca­tion of a na­tional se­cu­rity sum­mit dif­fer­ent from the on­go­ing na­tional con­fab.

“What is hap­pen­ing in Nigeria to­day is sim­ply fail­ure of govern­ment. What hap­pened in Nyanya was fail­ure of in­tel­li­gence and it is a com­bi­na­tion of cor­rup­tion and in­com­pe­tence.”

“How can govern­ment tell us they spent N86 bil­lion to in­stall closed cir­cuits cam­eras (CCTV) in Abuja and yet none is work­ing to­day?,” he asked.

“It is wor­ri­some about the Boko Haram in­sur­gency be­cause go­ing by the state­ment cred­ited to the Gover­nor of Akwa Ibom God­swill Ak­pabio to the ef­fect that Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan should sack the three gov­er­nors of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, not for any rea­son but be­cause it will give the PDP an ad­van­tage to­wards 2015,” he said.

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