Boko Haram Comment: PDP Backs Ekweremadu, Says APC Free To Politicise The Issue
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, has responded swiftly to the statement by the All Progressives Congress disparaging the comment by the Deputy President of the Senate who purportedly said that Boko Haram attacks have worsened under the administration of President Buhari.
The APC had in a statement Friday, said what Ekweremadu interpreted as worsening cases of Boko Haram attacks under the current administration were actually the “desperate pangs of a dying monster,” and that the terrorists had been uprooted by the Buhari administration.
But the PDP in its reaction said the? APC was free to play politics and make claims with the Boko Haram attacks, adding that the party (PDP) was deeply interested in the safety of the lives of all Nigerians.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary described Ekweremadu’s position on the Boko Haram crisis as just and patriotic.
He said the Deputy Senate President was apparently worried about the persistent killings and had offered his help and that of the National Assembly to curb the killings.
Metuh added: PDP as a party is not interested in taking credit. We will support the President and the legislature to curb terrorism. What we want is for the lives of every Nigerian to be safe.”
Ekweremadu Clarifies Comment on Insurgency…
Also yesterday, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu explained that at no time did he call Buhari names over the upsurge of terrorism in the nation as erroneously misconstrued.
Ekweremadu in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, said his comment which was only meant to rally Nigerians’ support for the government in the battle against insurgency was borne out of genuine concern.
The statement added that whereas Ekweremadu would never shy away from making constructive criticisms where necessary, it was callous to twist his comment to score cheap political points.