|Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose|
Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has accused the leadership of All Progressives Congress(APC) of not wanting the spate of insurgency to abate in the country. Fayose was reacting to the statement of the APC’s Presidential Campaign Organisation, saying that the Federal Government was planning to use a fake Ibrahim Shekau to implicate the party’s presidential candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.).
In a statement released on Tuesday, February 24, in Ado Ekiti by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose stated that the APC may know more about Boko Haram than other Nigerians.
Fayose said: “It is obvious that APC does not want the insurgency to end”, while also imploring the opposition party to produce the ‘original Abubakar Shekau’. “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.”