Boko Haram: Buhari has failed – PDP
Buhari Cant Handle Boko Haram
• Assessment partisan –APC
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has declared that the fight against insurgency in the North-east has suffered serious setback under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Spokesman of the party, Olisa Metuh who said this yesterday at a press briefing in Abuja claimed that no significant investment has been made by the All Progressives Congress-led administration in terms of military training and purchase of needed equipment. But reacting through a terse text message, the APC spokesman, Alhaji Lai Mohammed described the PDP claim as partisan outburst.
According to Metuh: “Whereas, we have in the past stated our support for efforts towards the fight against insurgency, we wish to register our deep concern regarding the clear show of unseriousness on the part of the present administration in tackling this problem and bringing succour to affected persons.
“It is depressing to note that apart from the efforts by the Goodluck Jonathan-led PDP administration in training, military hardware and fortifying the country’s military before leaving office in May, no tangible investment has been made by the present administration in that direction due to its apparent lack of focus.
“The fallout is the resurgence of terrorists who were, before the May 29th handover date, already pushed to the verge of surrender in the Sambisa forest.
“But for the resilience of our military, who have effectively applied the equipment and training sourced under the watch of the PDP government, insurgents would have taken greater hold of our nation by now.”
While dismissing the PDP’s attack, the APC spokesman said: “He (Metuh) was no doubt reacting to our press release in most newspapers today (Monday), congratulating our military for the string of successes they have recorded against Boko Haram in recent weeks. Only the most partisan will fail to admit that President Buhari is surely wining the war against Boko Haram.”
The PDP further restated its claim of what it called the desperation of the ruling party to take over states under the control of the former by influencing judicial pronouncements at the tribunals.