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“The President is right”: PDP stands by Jonathan on his CNN interview

by Rachel Ogbu

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has approved President Goodluck Jonathan’s comments on the issue of Boko Haram and power supply during an interview with Cable News Network, CNN on Wednesday January 22.

Although President Jonathan came under fire and accused of losing touch with reality after the interview with CNN’s Christian Amanpour, the party said the President was absolutely right when he declared that the Boko Haram phenomenon was not a product of misrule or poverty but a local terror group.

In a statement, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh said on Friday, January 25, that the party also agreed with the President that there had been tremendous improvement in power supply in the country under the current dispensation.

Metuh argued that poverty was not a recent phenomenon in the country and could not form the basis of the sudden wave of criminal attacks on innocent people, most of who live within the poverty bracket

The statement reads: “The President is right and we fully align with him on his position that Boko Haram is not a product of poverty or misrule as some people are suggesting. We agree with him that it is a local terror group.

“There have been successive regimes before this administration but this insurgency increased the same way terrorist activities are escalating in other parts of the world at this time.

“So, it is clear that some people are out to perpetrate acts of terrorism in Nigeria to create a semblance of insecurity, as it obtains in other troubled spots of the world.”

 


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  • Regarding Gej comments on cnn, i completely support it. Boko haram has been existing since 2002 but started destroying lives and properties the minute Jonathan was made president and i am of the opinion that Buhari is sponsoring it… Even after Gej has been declared president, he stil took the matter to court, why? After it was concluded dat GEJ was stil the president, he began emitting venomious words from his mouth which a lot of peoplep ignored but shouldnt be overlooked for out of the abundant of the heart, the mouth speaks…. As for buhari wanting to contest, he is a confused being… Reasons for his desire to contest cud be attributed to the fact that the oil license wil be expiring between the year 2014-16 and so 2015 is a crucial period because the northeners have always been the ones acquiring the license and marketing the oil( in which they steal the money)… If a northener is in power, the license wud be given back to them but if a southern person is in power, the license might be given to the southerners… The annoying thing is the people in power do not let us know some of this things and so people are misguided by the real reasons why people want to come into power…or what geniune reason could Buhari give? He has ruled before and he messed up big time…he should forget it and his ‘north agenda’. Northeners are not the owners or makers of Nigeria especially when Nigeria has over 500 existing ethnic group… What gives them the effontry? They should get real…

    roseline January 26, 2013 10:04 am
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