- Note: It is not yet April 1st (April fool)
Mar. 18, 2014
PDP said that Jonathan has excelled in spite of his detractors.
The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that the acts of terrorism and sectarian violence in Nigeria is being sponsored by unpatriotic elements whose aim is to discredit President Goodluck Jonathan.
The PDP claimed the plan was to distract and detract Mr. Jonathan and 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.
Northern Nigeria, particularly the North-East part of the country has been under various forms of attack by the insurgent Boko Haram group who have killed thousands of people since 2009. The federal government in May 2013 declared a state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe to be able to curtail the insurgents.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, Tuesday, said it was beyond conjecture that the Nigerian version of terrorism is the product of a narrow political persuasion that defies logic and reason.
“We accept the reality of terrorism as a global phenomenon, however, the peculiar trend of the Nigerian version which subsists on a welter of nebulous demands and masked identities, hacking down innocent Nigerians -women, children and the elderly in an awful scorch earth fashion, and in an obstinate ridicule of dialogue, defies all reason and logic and only summarizes a well considered agenda of national destabilization for a purely selfish political cause. We pointedly finger the opposition.