Boko Haram is a product of PDP crisis – Buhari

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Former military Head of State, Maj Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd) has stated that the Boko Haram insurgency was a direct product of the crisis in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party.

He said this in response to statements by the National Spokesman of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, which blamed the insurgency on his fiery statements after he was declared the first runner up in the 2011 elections.

Speaking via the former national publicity secretary of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, Buhari 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 the Jonathan administration was trying to pass the buck by blaming the insurgency on others in order to ease some of the pressure being place upon him by the Nigerian people.

Fashakin added, “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?”

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