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Opposition outrage at PDP terror charges

20 March 2014, 16:10

Abuja - All Progressives Congress (APC) responded angrily to the ruling party's accusations some opposition politicians were sponsoring the ongoing insurgency.

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has in recent days made such accusations alleging the acts of terror were aimed at discrediting President Goodluck Jonathan and his administration.

In a statement its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, issued in Ibadan on Thursday, APC said such allegations were "irresponsible" and "not grounded."

"The PDP has recently been making outlandish statements and accusations that are capable of destabilizing Nigeria. In its new found proclivity for issuing frivolous press statements, the party has forgotten that facts are sacred and cannot be manipulated. But even by its low standard, the PDP has plumbed the depth of irresponsibility with its latest claim.

President Jonathan's woes have nothing to do with his minority ethnicity, but the manifestation of his incompetence, cluelessness and inferiority complex, and the fact that he is backed by a greedy, visionless and crooked cabal, both within his government and his party," APC, one of the bigger opposition parties, stated.

APC said if indeed the PDP believed the opposition was sponsoring Boko Haram to stop Jonathan from realizing his Transformation Agenda, the ruling party must probe the terrorists' source of weapons.

"Just like ethno-religious crises in Nigeria predate President Jonathan's assumption of office, the Boko Haram insurgency started in 2002 during the Obasanjo regime, even though it became aggravated in 2009 when then President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua ordered a joint security operation, following the killing of over a dozen policemen, and the failure of police action to curb the crisis," PDP added.

It said Jonathan and his administration were too incompetent to thwart terror.

"Even then, the insurgency that could have been quickly curtailed has worsened under President Jonathan because of his ineffectual leadership. Instead of tackling the insurgency decisively as a well-honed leader would have done, the clueless President and his equally feckless party have resorted to blaming the opposition and everyone but themselves for the worsening of the crisis."

 - CAJ News

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