July 26, 2014
The All Progressives Congress has said that it is ready to answer any inquiry over allegation by the Presidency that it was sponsoring the violent Boko Haram sect.
The APC stated its readiness to answer the inquiry following accusations by the Peoples Democratic Party and some foreign agencies that it was using the militant sect as a tool to disrupt President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described those who claimed that the party was behind the activities of the Boko Haram as hacks and prostitutes hired by Jonathan to destabilise the opposition.
He said, “They are nothing but hacks, hired hands who are on the payroll of the PDP and Jonathan. Otherwise, they should substantiate and mention who in APC is behind Boko Haram.
“We know many of them. Once they are out of office and are broke, they are hired by anybody who is ready to pay them. They are just tools in the hands of Jonathan. Let them name any APC chieftain who is financing Boko Haram.
“Some individuals have even said that former military leader Gen. Muhammadu Buhari was behind Boko Haram financing. They are so shallow in their analyses. When did Boko Haram start? Was it in 2011? People like them just try to leverage on their past glories.
“What have they said that Femi Fani-Kayode and Olisa Metuh have not said? This accusation is not new to us because none of them could prove what they said. They just belong to the category of fake analysts who are out there for the money they can make.
“Whether they are Russians or Germans, a hack is a hack. That does not make any difference. They are broke and are political prostitutes. They are hungry people.”
Lai Mohammed added that the PDP had hired some individuals, “just like they hired the PR firm who went to raise inquiries at the British Parliament,” and that the APC was waiting for the international inquiry.
The APC spokesperson also said that the party would soon publish the statement of agreement that the PDP made with a foreign PR firm that it hired to crush the activities of the opposition.
He said it was high time the President told Nigerians how much he was ‘wasting’ to hire foreign individuals and organisations to crush the opposition in the country as the 2015 elections approach.