Chinedu Ogah, the Ebonyi State youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday accused Northern leaders and politicians of conspiring against president Goodluck Jonathan-led administration’s efforts at wiping out the Boko Haram sect from the country.
Speaking to newsmen in Abakaliki, the Youth leader hinted that if Boko Haram should continue their bloodbath and eventually last till 2015, it would be favourable to Jonathan because the Nigeria constitution would empower the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC not to contest election in troubled Northern states, therefore guaranteeing the president’s return to power.
Ogah alleged that the sect members were wasting innocent lives following an existing conspiracy aimed at stopping Jonathan’s presidential ambition next year and reiterated that nobody can stop Jonathan from contesting in 2015 general polls.
He urged Northern leaders and politicians to desist from disrupting the President’s efforts at ending insecurity in the country, and called for more enhanced alliance between all the Northern leaders and security agencies deployed in troubled areas to curb the menace of the sect.
The youth leader lamented the brutal and senseless killing of innocent Nigerians as well as the destruction of properties worth billions of naira by the Islamist sect members.
“The more the Boko Haram insurgency remains, the more the constitution of Nigeria will not allow election to hold in that place and President Jonathan will continue to be the President of this country. What are the governors of the North doing to end the insurgency?” Ogah averred.
Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad is popularly known as Boko Haram which means “Western education is sin” in Hausa language. The terrorist group which has its strong hold in the northeastern part of the Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger, has carried out incessant attacks and bombings which have claimed thousands of innocent souls in their quest to Islamise the country and put an end to what they describe as westernisation.
The sect’s onslaught, however, became very intense during the present administration, following the recent abduction of over 234 school girls from GGSS, Chibok, Borno State, as well as the very recent brutal murder of the Emir of Gwoza in Borno State.
The sect’s menace has however, attracted the attention of international communities like France, U.S, Britain, China, Israel among others, whom have all volunteered to help the Nigerian Government in putting an end to Boko Haram menace as well as rescuing the remaining kidnapped school girls.