by Muideen Olaniyi
The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation has alerted Nigerians to an alleged desperate plot of the Jonathan government and his ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to unleash a fake leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau on the opposition party.
The APCPCO, however, urged Nigerians “not to be deceived by the dubious, wicked and desperate plans of the drowning PDP and its candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan to win the presidential election.”
A statement signed by Mallam Garba Shehu, the Director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign said that any purported “capture” of Abubakar Shekau, would conflict with three previous claims by the Federal Government and its operatives that the insurgent leader had been killed.
“We need to alert Nigerians that President Jonathan and the PDP have concluded plans to release the fake Shekau as a final campaign gimmick to gain cheap votes and inadvertently subvert the will of Nigerians in the 28th of March 2015 Presidential election,” Shehu said.
“The drowning PDP and its presidential candidate who are looking for straws to hold unto will then claim to have arrested the leader of Boko Haram, who would be paraded before the media and induced to mention the names of some notable members of the opposition APC, including our presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari as the sponsors of their murderous insurgency.”
Shehu said it was shocking that the President and his party would resort to cheap and wicked blackmail against the opposition just to remain in office. He, however, enthused that “no evil plan fashioned by the PDP and its ruinous ruling government against the electoral wishes of the Nigerian people will prosper, because the people of Nigeria have resolved on their own accord to vote for change in 2015.”
“This Party Deceiving People has wasted 16 precious years of the nation’s democratic life and therefore the Nigerian people will not hesitate to give them a red card in next weekend’s election. So, manufacturing a Shekau whom they claimed to have killed three times previously will not help them in any way,” the statement further read.