Boko Haram sponsors in PDP should be arrested, says Oyegun

Boko Haram sponsors in PDP should be arrested, says Oyegun

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 7:38 pm

 Being text of a Press Conference addressed by the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun over revelations by President Goodluck Jonathan hired negotiator from Australia, Stephen Davis on the sponsors of the Boko Haram insurgency, who are members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. The speech was titled: BOKO HARAM: Finally, the truth is out!

 Good afternoon Gentlemen of the press, and thank you for honouring my invitation to this press conference.

 Before I address you today, kindly permit me to play the full interview of Dr. Stephen Davis, the Australian negotiator who was appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan to help secure the release of the over 200 girls who were abducted by Boko Haram on April 15th.

 The interview was aired on Arise Television on Thursday Aug. 28th.


 Thank you for your patience, gentlemen.

 The All Progressives Congress (APC) like many well-meaning Nigerians had resolved long ago that the issue of the Boko Haram insurgency should not be politicized. In view of this, the APC expressed its willingness and readiness to cooperate with the Federal Government in neutralizing the insurgency. Regrettably however, instead of accepting this offer of cooperation, the PDP-Federal Government has consistently pointed accusing fingers at our Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the sponsor of Boko Haram. They have called us all sorts of derogatory names, but failed to provide any shred of evidence to support their claim.

 It has been very clear to us that the vehemence and persistence of this accusation, the deliberate distortion of statements made by our leaders to paint us as Boko Haram sponsors and the way the PDP-led Federal Government has gone to hire foreign PR firms, at a huge cost to taxpayers, as well as foreign and local hack writers to push this narrative, they were struggling hard to cover up something. We waited patiently knowing that the truth will one day surface.

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