APC Behind Boko Haram, To Frustrate Ekiti, Osun Elections-PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the Boko Haram insurgency, saying, increased terrorist activities of the insurgents is aimed at distracting President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP from Ekiti and Osun State Governorship elections.
The Ekiti State PDP, which hailed the postponement of the Flag-Off Campaign Rally of the PDP till next week, said “it is disheartening that the APC went ahead with its own campaign rally in Ado-Ekiti today, despite the number of lives that were lost in Jos, Plateau State on Tuesday.”
In a statement issued by the State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe, the party prayed that; “God will surely visit His wrath on anyone shedding the blood of innocent Nigerians just for political gains.”
The PDP said; “Questions Nigerians must begin to ask are; why is it that anytime President Goodluck Jonathan is about to attend a major political event, the Boko Haram will strike? Why did the criminal activities of the Boko Haram insurgents increased a few months to the Ekiti and Osun State elections?
“Nigerians must also cast their minds back to the high wave of criminal activities in Ekiti State between 2008 and 2010 during the PDP government of Engr Segun Oni.
“It was during this period that Ekiti was on the world map for kidnapping, murder and armed robbery. During this period, a first class traditional ruler was kidnapped while three senior officers of the Police Anti Robbery Squad were killed in broad daylight.
“Isn't it instructive that immediately the APC took over government through judicial manipulation, kidnapping and murder stopped in Ekiti? Apart from politically motivated killings, has anyone been killed in Ekiti since the APC took over power?
“Also, it was when Governor Kayode Kayemi and his APC people were struggling to seize power in Ekiti State that students of the State university were instigated to stone Segun Oni and the then Chief of Defense Staff, Air Vice Marshall Oluseyi Petinrin.
“Today, the President of University of Ado-Ekiti Students Union Government, Adeolu Oyebode (Luther), who spearheaded the stoning of Segun Oni and AVM Petinrin is the Special Assistant on Students Affairs to Governor Fayemi.
“Therefore, shouldn't Nigerians now begin to ask themselves why kidnapping and murder (apart from politically motivated ones) stopped in Ekiti immediately APC took over power?
“The reality is that the same way these APC made Ekiti State ungovernable during the PDP government of Oni, is the way they are also trying to make Nigeria ungovernable now, just because they want to seize power in 2015, an ambition that will fail by the grace of God.”
While urging members and supporters of the PDP in Ekiti to remain steadfast in their support for the party and its candidate, Mr Ayodele Fayose, the PDP said; “June 21 will be a day that Ekiti people will be set free from a government that has mortgaged the future of future generations of Ekiti indigenes with debts.”