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Ex-Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has accused the President Goodluck Jonathan administration of playing to the gallery on security, a reason he argued has made the Boko Haram insurgency assume a dangerous dimension in the last four years.

Reacting to a statement by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, accusing him of playing politics with the insurgency and unpatriotically refusing to join hands with Federal Government to address the problem until he is elected president, Buhari said he is “disheartened by the grotesque characterization of his personality” by PDP.

He insisted that Boko Haram will be a thing of the past if he is elected, adding that he remains a patriot who played crucial roles in getting Jonathan sworn-in as acting president in 2010.

In a statement by Engr. Rotimi Fashakin, the presidential aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, said he is “horrified by the bare-faced falsehood, insidious fallacy and scurrilous untruth contained in the statement of the ruling party, just for the purpose of cheap political agenda, bearing similarities with the despicable Emperor Nero, who was fiddling while Rome burned.

“It is an irreproachable fact that Boko Haram insurgency has assumed this intolerably dangerous dimension in the last four years, because this regime has chosen to play devious politics with a national calamity.

“The same known founders of the dreaded insurgency group have become the confidants of the President. On September 9, in Djamena, Chad, Nigeria’s President, Chadian President and one of these elements were photographed in a meeting together.

“At that time, APC, through its spokesman, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said inter-alia: ‘This action by President Jonathan confirms what APC has always believed.

“‘That the President either knows more than he is willing to admit on the issue of those who are behind the Boko Haram insurgency or he is willing to sacrifice the battle against terrorism on the altar of political expediency’.

“While Nigerian villages, schools and markets were easily overrun with maniacal fury by the insurgent group because of inadequate security, this same individual enjoyed very large armada of security men provided by the government of Jonathan.

“Aside his show of undisguised patriotic love for Nigeria in his glorious career in the Nigerian military, General Buhari has always shown statesman-like interventions at critical times in the nation’s current democratic order.

In January 14, 2010, whilst a tiny cabal tried to hold the entire nation to ransom, thus preventing the Vice President Goodluck Jonathan from assuming the role of Acting President, General Muhammadu Buhari led a delegation of patriotic Nigerians to the Senate, with a passionate plea to the Upper Legislative chamber to do the needful for the continuity of governance in the country.

“In May 8, after the abduction of over 270 school girls in Chibok, Borno State, and as part of rallying the citizenry towards cooperation with the Federal Government in the fight against Insurgency, General Buhari wrote inter-alia:

“‘Let these people know that the entire civilized world is united against their terrorist act. We are grateful to the world for standing by Nigeria at this trying time. We hope and pray that the young ladies will be reunited with their respective families in the days to come.’
Preaches unity

“Now is not the time to play politics. Now is also not the time to trade blames and amplify our ideological differences.

“The unity of Nigeria is not negotiable and nothing should divide us as a people.

“Without a doubt, PDP leaders are awfully wrong in believing that their blinkered view of the nation’s affairs, due to the affliction of selective amnesia, can detract from the determination of Nigerians to use their votes to effect the desired change in the leadership of the nation in February 2015.”

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    1. Go to hell bcos JONA must go.

    2. You will ever remain enslaved by your either ethnic or religious bigotry. Let's assume you are even from Otuoke, the president's home town, I know you have nothing to show for his bring a President.

  2. Hahahaha go and do your home work and fail again for the 10th time, leave GEJ alone. I dnt know what you forgot in Aso rock

  3. Buhari you are the one we should tell that is playing politics with Bokoharm your boys and security. last week you said that you stop Bokoharam as soon as you become president, but refuse to provide the solution now while nigerians are killed daily by your boys.

    So considering your last utterance who is playing politics with security? Nigerians can no longer be press manipulated by you and your cohorts over us.

  4. Its an open secret that security is GEJ's weapon of offensive. We saw him use it against Amaechi in Rivers, We saw it against Timipre Silva in Bayelsa during the primaries, we saw it against Tambuwa and against Legislators right in the legislative chambers. what we dont know is who's the next victim?

  5. Fellow Nigerians, this present govt has driven the nation to a corner that only God can salvage. I am not a northerner, i am from easthern nigeria, but i must say the truth so that if am no more, God will bear me witness that i have said the truth. This govt has harmed Nigeria beyond human redemption. I dont know what was used in manufacturing the heart and mind of our present leaders. The primary reason why govt looked away while thousands of Nigerians are been slaughtered in the North East is for political gain. This is their calculation: PDP is not hopeful of winning in those APC controlled States. They have therefore decided to allow violence to continue unabated so that election will not hold there by 2015. This will now increase their chance of victory since those States will not count in the number percentage of States to determine victory. The implication is that if this govt wins in 2015, then it is a victory won by the blood of the Innocent and their blood will continue to hunt the nation. Let God arise and let the enemies of this nation be cut-off. Amen!

    1. God bless you for saying the truth. You are a sincere man from the East who has not been clouded by ethnic or religious sentiment. The truth has set you free!

    2. Mr Okechukwu,I guess you need to go upgrade your thinking apparatus. One thing you must not forget is that our president is obliged to ensure that Nigerian citizens are secure,but not without the co-operation of us the citizens. If insurgency is incumbent on APC,where are the foot soldiers of Boko haram from? From the east or south? How come all the arrested culprits are Muslims and from the North? Is it possible for a PDP man from the south south to successfully manipulate APC dominated northeast to carry arms against their own brothers. Can Jonathan successfully coordinate harmonized terrorist activities without living in the zone,or at least paying regular visits to the affected area?
      If Buhari is a patriotic Nigerian, should he wait to be voted before proffering solutions to this menace? What if he's not voted. Ishe not holding Nigerians to ransom by saying he needs to be voted before he can do something to end the insurgency? Should he not come out open with his fomular of eradicating terrorism so that at least the current government could even steal it and apply it to end the insurgency if the lives lost on per second basis mean anything to him?
      Questions like this and so many others are what we should be asking. I too am from the east,I've voted northerners in the past and still ready to vote any northerner who can convince me to vote him,but I still don't see justification in the current insurgency any why it is the northerners that are killing their own brothers and yet they accuse people from other parts of Nigeria. If truly any southerner is deeply involved in what is currently going on in the northeast,then the northerners must be the most foolish people in this world. An Easterner or southerner or even westerner will never agree for any remuneration of any magnitude accept to blow up himself just to kill others. We need to be very objective if we really intend to crush this crises.
      I insist that Buhari should not wait before he is voted in as president before being instrumental to its end.


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