//
you're reading...
Issues In The News

APC must produce ‘original Shekau’ – Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, wants the All Progressives Congress (APC) to “produce the original Abubakar Shekau”, leader of the Boko Haram Islamist sect.

Fayose made the demand to counter APC’s claim that the federal government and President Goodluck Jonathan were plotting to produce a fake Shekau and present before Nigerians in order to claim glory of winning the war on terrorism while implicating its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement released on Tuesday by Lere Olayinka, his special assistant on public communication and new media, Fayose branded APC’s claim as a further confirmation that the opposition knows those behind the Boko Haram insurgency. “It is obvious that APC does not want the insurgency to end. Up till today, the APC has not made any statement, commending our gallant soldiers that are laying down their lives to save Nigerians from the Boko Haram insurgents,” he said.

“Instead of commending the soldiers and encouraging them, what the APC people are doing is to blackmail the military and one wonders why a party will want to take over power by supporting killing of innocent Nigerians. “With the onslaught on the Boko Haram by our gallant soldiers, the APC appears to have lost the game of using the insurgency to campaign against President Goodluck Jonathan.

“Instead of them to face this reality, they have come up with this criminal assertion that a fake leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, was being presented before Nigerians by the government, in order to claim winning the war on terrorism. “They are also claiming the fake Shekau might become a tool to blackmail members of the opposition by coaching the phantom terror chief to say he was working for its presidential candidate, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, in order to link him to terrorism.

“With this statement coming from the APC, it is clear that the party knows what we don’t know about Boko Haram. It also indicates that the APC people do not want the Boko Haram insurgency to end so that they can continue to make political gains from it.” Fayose therefore urged APC to “simply produce the origina l Shekau that they know because you can only recognise fake when you know the original.”

Read more at: http://www.thecable.ng/apc-must-produce-original-shekau-says-fayose | TheCable

About TransformationWatch

TransformationWatch is an online news site founded by Henry Omoregie It is focused on keeping tabs on the Transformation Agenda set out by the Nigerian leadership in the Local, State and Federal Governments. My mission is to observe, analyze and report milestones or slowdowns in promised service delivery in all the facets of governance in Nigeria (2011 and beyond). Readership is open to all Nigerians and friends of Nigeria alike, regardless of Tribe, Religion or Political divide. We are all in this together

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

TransformationWatch on Twitter

%d bloggers like this: