Patriotism: Pdp Faction Applauds Buhari, Army Over Sambisa Capture
BEVERLY HILLS, December 29, (THEWIL) – The Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led People's Democratic Party (PDP), has congratulated the Nigerian Army for defeating Boko Haram and capturing their major enclave, the Sambisa forest.
Sheriff, a former governor of Borno State, gave the commendation in Makurdi, when he led other national officials of the party on a working visit to PDP supporters in Benue state declaring that the commitment of the armed forces had exposed his political enemies, who had accused him of sponsoring the group.
“I am the number one victim of Boko Haram,” he said.
“I lost relatives, aides, political associates in the crisis and someone accused me of funding the sect.
“The commitment of our armed forces has exposed my political enemies and I urge the Nigerian people to congratulate them for this victory.
“Their capture of Sambisa forest alone is a victory and we cannot thank them enough for this achievement.
“When PDP leaders came and begged me to take-over the party, I gave them one condition on which to return the party to the people, which I am doing.
“So, when four governors out of the twelve PDP governors wanted to take-over the party and destroy it, I told them no, it could not happen.
“That was the beginning of all the noise you hear every day.
“But as far as the PDP constitution is concerned, there is no room for a caretaker committee that will stay beyond three months.
“So, what they did in Port Harcourt was the continuation of the impunity they had planted in PDP over the years.”
Story by Oputah David