Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has accused the leadership of All Progressives Congress(APC) of knowing those behind the Boko Haram insurgency.
Rather than wiping out sentiment ,Fayose urged APC to produce Ibrahim Shekau, the original leader of Boko Haram
The APC’s Presidential Campaign Organisation has said the Federal Government was planning to use a fake Ibrahim Shekau to implicate the party’s presidential candidate, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd)
In a statement issued in Ado Ekiti Tuesday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose lamented the open display of hatred against Nigeria and its people by the APC.
Fayose therefore charged the APC to produce the original Shekau, since the party knows that the Federal Government was presenting a fake one, saying; “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.
”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.”
Speaking further, the governor said; “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, Ibrahim 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.
”Therefore, APC should simply produce the original Shekau that they know because you can only recognise fake when you know the original.