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PDP reacts to accusations of sponsoring terror

04 September 2014, 07:53Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has stuck by accusations insisting the All Progressives Congress (APC) promoted insurgency.

The party, in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said the National Chairman of the main opposition party, John Odigie-Oyegun, had again failed in his attempt to launder using statements by Australian envoy, Dr Stephen Davis, to absolving APC of blame in promoting insurgency in the country.

Davis, who sought to negotiate for the release of the schoolgirls abducted in Chibok, had reportedly told authorities some members of the ruling party sponsored Boko Haram.

Also Read: ICC urged to probe Australian envoy's Boko Haram allegation

Earlier this week, APC called for a probe into the allegations.

“It is shocking and worrisome that the APC National Chairman, in a frenzied effort to extricate his party, could issue a statement completely lacking in validity, character and intellectual content befitting of a National Chairman of a political party," Metuh stated.

“Oyegun’s statement rather than exonerate the APC has 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 is already well known to all Nigerians,” Metuh added.

He added that Oyegun had succeeded in further exposing the desperation of the APC to launder its image through renewed propaganda and blackmail, a project which has already failed.

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“We also wonder why the APC has chosen to ignore some of the revealing aspects of Dr. Davis’ interview concerning Boko Haram's funding and sponsorship.”

He alleged how 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 the country in their bid to promote insurgency in Nigeria.

“We wish to restate that we stand by our statements
that the APC as a party with a Janjaweed ideology has been promoting insurgency and acts of terrorism through the actions and utterances of its leaders. Indeed, no amount of blackmail or propaganda can erase this truth,” Metuh said.

The Boko Haram insurgency has killed thousands and displaced scores more in recent years.

- CAJ News


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