By Lawrence Olaoye
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday disclosed that some statements coming from some stakeholders in the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) emboldened the insurgents to continue to launch attacks on the nation.
The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, called on the people to resist those it called unpatriotic elements,
whose actions and utterances have continued to fuel the insurgency in the country.
According to the party, inflammatory utterances by certain key politicians against the emergence of President Goodluck Jonathan, sparked off hatred against the administration by their followers, while attracting impudent insurgents, who started demanding the ouster of the President with threats to cripple the system through acts of terrorism .
“When the PDP said that the APC is responsible for the spate of terror in Nigeria, many had an emotional response, but it is now time to dispassionately focus on the facts in order to stop the carnage on innocent Nigerians.
“Whilst we concede that insurgency existed in the nation before the advent of the current administration, we wish to point out that inflammatory utterances from leaders, many of whom, by design or otherwise are now chieftains of the APC, have succeeded in emboldening them to launch large scale attacks, maiming and killing our people, believing their actions enjoy the approval of such leaders”, the statement said.