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Published On: Thu, Jun 12th, 2014

‘Insurgency: Power struggle in PDP breeds Boko Haram’

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By Umar Muhammad Puma

Deputy chairman, Convention screening committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Barr. Okoi Obono-Obla, has said that the on-going insurgency in Nigeria caused by the power struggle in the ruling People Democratic Party (PDP).

He also said because the power struggle the nation has had was not to better the lot of Nigerians but to use it in an illegal way and to acquire wealth.

Barr. Okoi, told journalists in an interview yesterday shortly after the lunch of his book titled: “Power struggles and corruptions deconsolidating democracy in Nigeria”.

He said, “That is what we have seen, everybody want to create an empire for himself, then you see politicians fighting not because they want to better the lot of Nigerians but to enrich themselves and somebody said all the terrorism we are having is a fall out of intent power struggles in PDP and we saw it and somebody came and said this insurgency is as a result of intent power struggles because power is attracting in Nigeria” He said

He added that by now he expect all Nigerians to become activists and speak out so as to rescue the country from the corrupt leaders.

On why he wrote the book, Barr. Okoi Obono-Obla said he wanted to educate, enlightened and empower the people through scholarship to know why there is poverty, what is corruption, what is democracy and consolidating democracy.

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