The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has restated it earlier stand in which it referred to the APC as a party with a Janjaweed ideology, alleging further that it had been promoting insurgency and acts of terrorism through the actions and utterances of its leaders.
The party called on the national leadership of the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, to speak on other issues revealed by the Australian negotiator, Dr. Stephen Davis, on the activities of Boko Haram in the country.
The ruling party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in Abuja on Wednesday, was reacting to the statement made by the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, in which he called on the Federal Government to punish those revealed by the negotiator as the sponsors of Boko Haram.
Metuh alleged that it was also wrong for the APC to exonerate itself from “the blames of promoting insurgency in the country.”
He said that Oyegun’s statement rather than exonerate the APC has further reinforced and underscored its true identity as a party of desperate politicians supportive of violence and disunity through their utterances and body language, a fact that he said was already well known to all Nigerians.
Metuh said, “If not to achieve the self-serving purpose of exonerating the APC, why would Oyegun’s statement choose to be silent on the revelation by Davis that some people opposed to President Goodluck Jonathan used their connections to Boko Haram to frustrate his efforts?
“We also wonder why the APC has chosen to ignore some of the revealing aspects of Davis’ interview concerning Boko Haram’s funding and sponsorship. Is it because they are not favourable to them?”
He alleged that Oyegun’s statement was a decoy to frustrate genuine effort at finding solution to the security challenges facing the nation to the advantage of the APC.
Metuh alleged that the same APC fought against moves by the British Parliament to investigate its involvement with terrorist elements as well as to divert attention from their meetings outside the shores of our country in their bid to promote insurgency in Nigeria.