Thursday, 4 April 2013

(NEWS): Boko Haram is your baby – Buhari hits back at Jonathan

Former Head of State and national leader of Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, General Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday threw some ‘darts’ at President Goodluck Jonathan, saying that the Boko Haram sect was a creation of his administration.
President Jonathan, through his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe had on Tuesday challenged the retired Army General to persuade members of the fundamentalist to accept peace talk as a means of ending the endless and senseless killings in the North.
Okupe had also asked Buhari to emulate the role Jonathan played by going to meet militants in their vast hideouts in the Niger Delta to plead with them towards a successful laying down of arms and to gladly accept the general amnesty granted by the late President Umaru Yar’Adua on June 25, 2009.
Angered by Jonathan’s attempt to ridicule his person, by linking him with the dreaded sect, Buhari had asked the presidency to leave him alone and find possible means of resolving the Boko Haram insurgency, which he said, was borne out of the failure of his (Jonathan) administration.
The former presidential candidate in the 2011 election replied Jonathan through the National Publicity Secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, that it was wrong for the Presidency to keep telling him to call Boko Haram to order when he does not have any relationship with the group.
Fashakin said, “It is unfortunate that a presidential aide referred to the legitimate desire of a statesman as inordinate. Away from the uncouth posturing of Dr Okupe, it is apparent that this fellow is conflicting two unrelated issues and scenarios.
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