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Published On: Wed, Mar 19th, 2014

Insurgency, a ploy to distract Jonathan, says PDP

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By Lawrence Olaoye

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday alleged that the intractable challenge of insurgency and terrorism in certain parts of the country was a contrived plot by some unpatriotic elements to discredit and distract President Goodluck Jonathan.

The party said the nature of terrorism in the country and its intractable nature only suggest that the opposition elements were the ones sponsoring the insurgents.

The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said the plot was to distract and detract the President, constrain the successful delivery of his transformation programme so as to portray him as non-performing and finally ridicule his score card when time reckons.

The statement said, it was beyond conjecture that the Nigerian version of terrorism is the product of a narrow political persuasion that defies logic and reason.

The statement further declared that it was clear that President Jonathan was being persecuted for no other reason than being a Nigerian from the minority, arguing that no leader in the history of the country had faced the height of persecution that the President has been subjected to since he assumed office.

The PDP therefore commended the president for not only effectively containing the insurgency but beating down distractions and detractions to post unprecedented landmark achievements in all sectors of the economy in the last two and half years he has been at the helm of affairs.


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