Buhari Opens Up On Boko Haram: Connects It With The PDP
Former Head of State, Mohammadu Buhari, has urged Nigerians not to look any further than the ruling PDP if they want answers to the formation, growth and sustenance of the Boko Haram menace. He stated this in his response to a claim by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, that Buhari’s comments, prior to the 2011 elections, were proves of his involvement with the sect.
In his reaction, Buahri said: “The former National Security Adviser, Late Gen. Andrew Azazi, was unequivocal in his assertion that the power play in the PDP was the raison d’etre of the Boko Haram insurgency. Apparently, the discomfort caused within the PDP hierarchy was the reason for his sacking.
“Furthermore, we knew of the confessional statement to the State Security Service by one of the PDP stalwarts that the contact with Boko Haram was with the imprimatur of the Vice President Namadi Sambo.”
He said Metuh, the PDP spokesman, was showing as much desperation as Joseph Goebbels in the last days of the Hitler regime. According to him, it is sad that Metuh decided to deal in despicable fabrications with a view to gaining political advantage through iniquitous revisionism.
He said it was well understood that after the “ruinous” Jonathan regime had impoverished the population of the country through its policy of leadership-centred corruption, there is an attempt to deflect the pressure put on it by Nigerians.
He said the botched recruitment exercise into the Immigration Servicewas one, out of several examples of how the Jonathan administration is exploiting poor Nigerian youths on the pretence of providing job.
He said, “General Muhammadu Buhari has proven his mettle as a patriotic Nigerian leader, whose passion for the virility of the Nigerian nation is untrammelled.
“He is still the reference point in transparent, honest and compassionate leadership. This, obviously, contrasts the present leadership that constantly evinces larcenous disposition in its governance of the nation.
Indeed, Nigerians are asking: where is the $20bn that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has not remitted to the Federation Account?”