The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday said the revelation by the Federal Government’s appointed negotiator, Mr Stephen Davis on the sponsors of Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, clearly indicated that those behind the Islamic Sect members were from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Davis had revealed that top government functionary and associate had direct contact with Boko Haram leadership.
The National Chairman of APC, Chief John Oyegun made this known in Abuja while addressing a press conference, stating that it has now become clearer that PDP was behind the Boko Haram insurgents for the purpose of winning 2015 presidential election.
Oyegun said, “We have said it all along that Boko Haram was politicized purely for one reason, and one reason only: To be used as a trump card for President Jonathan to win another term.
“The man who exposed these Boko Haram sponsors is a Jonathan-appointed Negotiator. He has no axe to grind, neither does he have any motive to shield the APC or portray the PDP/Presidency in bad light. In fact, if he had any sympathy at all, it is for the man who hired him, President Jonathan.”
The party chairman said immediately the former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff, which he said was planted by the PDP government to destabilize APC went back to the party the “Maiduguri Airport that had been closed to even the pilgrims from the state on grounds of security, was re-opened specially for him.”
“We know for sure that Ali Modu Sheriff was planted in the APC to help decimate our party. We confronted him openly during the merger negotiation but he denied vigorously,” he said.
“His surrogate for the post of the Chairman of the APC, Chief Tom Ikimi together with whom they planned to hijack the Party for the Presidency was firmly rejected.
“Realizing they had failed, they fled our party and returned to where they came from, and were duly embraced by their controllers.”
APC, however, called on President Jonathan led government to hand over the identified Boko Haram sponsors to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for investigation and prosecution.