National Vice Chairman, Northeast of All Progressives Congress (APC), Engr. Babachir David Lawal, has accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of being behind the emergence of Boko Haram, saying the party should forget winning any election in the Northeast.
Lawal said Boko Haram was created, nurtured and matured under the PDP government, just as he added that no northerner will be happy to vote for the PDP government again in 2015.
He said, “We have reasons to believe that the biggest beneficiary of Boko Haram and the destabilisation of the North-East is the PDP. They are the major beneficiary. Boko Haram was sponsored to initially get sympathy for President Jonathan. Now, it has backfired.
“The person credited with the creation of Boko Haram has returned to PDP. If you speak to every brave and bold northerner, they will tell you that Boko Haram is a creation of the PDP. They created it in order to decimate the voters’ population on the North-East. They know that the region is 100 percent APC. They are doing it so massively,” he alleged.
Commenting on the impeachment of governor Murtala Nyako, the APC vice chairman said the State House of Assembly that removed him in March this year passed a vote of confidence on him.
“They had started seeing the transformation as a result of his defection to the APC. You have to distinguish between the government and the process that removed him. If you were an armed robber for example, the policeman is not allowed to execute you just because you were caught in the process. You should allow due process to take its cause. People were so desperate to remove Nyako and they did not care at all whether they were obeying the law,” he said.