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Maku denies accusing Jonathan of sponsoring Boko Haram

11 February 2015, 12:16

Abuja - Former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku on Tuesday in Abuja, denied reports making the rounds in the media that he accused President Jonathan of being the sponsor of Boko Haram.

Maku, who addressed newsmen, said the reports were false and an attempt to discredit Jonathan by using his ardent supporters to make the falsehood look believable.

He said that his campaign organisation had long refuted the publication.

He added that he had to address the press as the issue was still being mischievously peddled by some media platforms.

"As you are all aware, we are in the heat of politicking for the election of the next president and there has been a desperate attempt by the enemies of the president to slander him.

Also read: I left PDP because nobody listened to my petition - Maku

"Two weeks ago, I saw an image in the media, purportedly quoting me to have accused President Jonathan of being the sponsor of Boko Haram,’’ he said.

Maku expressed regret that in spite the denial by his campaign organisation, some media platforms still went ahead to quote him as saying that he regretted working with President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

He reiterated that he remained an ardent supporter of Jonathan and his transformation agenda, adding that his believe in Jonathan as the best candidate would not diminish.



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