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Godswill Akpabio, former senate minority leader, has commended the current administration’s efforts in fighting Boko Haram insurgents.

He said unlike the era of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when insurgents “moved around freely”, they are no longer in control of any territory in the north-east.

Akpabio was in the PDP for more than 16 years — as a commissioner, governor and senator — until recently when he joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Monday, he said insurgency was at its height under the previous administration.

“President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has come; it has shown a lot of commitment towards fighting insurgents,” Akpabio said.

“At that time when we were in charge, the PDP, I can tell you that so many communities and local governments across the north-east were under the control of Boko Haram. Their flags were flying everywhere, and they were moving around freely.”

He commended the present government for curtailing the insurgency and expressed hope that other security issues in the country will be addressed.

According to him, “when a country is in crisis; when there is an emergency, all hands must be on deck … As nationalists, we want Nigeria to survive – it doesn’t matter the political party”.


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  1. all these noise will not save you from being a party to boko haram , you are now talking to save your job no way , you are not like senator shehu sani who call a spade a spade , all Nigerians see you now as lai mohammed , with you in APC trying to cover your past is like the devil who keep transforming to an angel of light , if buhari fail in the election you will jump again to any ruling party , you are not the first or will be the last ,Nigerians are praying and planning to change the constitution for people like you ,you can fool the ruling general he knows all these tactics ,it is people like you that are fooling the military,you cant hear this rubbish from politicians in countries that isis ,al Qaeda and other terrorist group operate , it is politicians like you that make the militaries not to do their jobs ,the military are trying doing their jobs but politicians want to take the glory

  2. What did you do then as a state governor and a senior government official, what did you suggest or ask the then government to do that they ignored when you are now running your mouth few weeks after dumping the party that brought you to limelight


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