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Published On: Mon, May 19th, 2014

Boko Haram: Anenih tells opposition to learn from Odinga, others

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Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, yesterday rapped the opposition elements for calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to resign on account of the raging Boko Haram insurgency and the recent abduction of over 200 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, by the insurgents, saying the call was unpatriotic.

Anenih, who rarely joins issues in the media, said in a statement titled: “Let us unite against Boko Haram” and issued in Abuja that all Nigerians, irrespective of regional, religious or political affiliations should unite behind the President in the fight against Boko Haram.

He admonished opposition politicians to learn from the Westgate shopping mall killings in Kenya where the opposition leader, Rahila Odinga, stood right by the side of President Uhuru Kenyatta while the latter was addressing Kenyans on the dastardly attack.

He also recalled how the people of America and Great Britain closed ranks and rallied support for their respective governments in the aftermath of al-Qaeda deadly attacks on their nations, pointing out that in none of these cases did the citizens call on their president or prime minister to resign.

The former minister of works and housing commended the United Nations solidarity and the collaboration by France, United States of America and Great Britain with Nigeria and her Francophone neighbours, namely Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin Republic

He stated that Jonathan has so far done well in the fight against Boko Haram even as he declared that no president of Nigeria could have done better within the ambits of constitutional powers.


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