…Don’t succumb to 5th columnists, Buruji tells President
BY DAUD OLATUNJI
IBADAN—Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogun State yesterday, said the activities of Boko Haram had made President Goodkuck Jonathan a victim of circumstances.
Chairman, Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the PDP, South West, Prince Buruji Kashamu, spoke during a stakeholders’ meeting at Ijebu-Igbo in Ijebu-North Local Government Area of the state.
Reacting to the kidnap of over 200 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, Kashamu, said no amount of blackmail could ‘stop a man on a divine mission’.
Buruji, who described the situation as unfortunate, urged the President not to succumb to what he called the blackmail of some people he termed fifth columnists.
He said “I wish to quickly add that Mr President is just a victim of circumstances. Some fifth columnists are deliberately promoting violence and insecurity to blur his achievements in infrastructural development, agriculture, education in economy and peaceful co-existence in most parts of the country among others.
“They feel that they are holding the short end of the political stick and so must pull down the house because of their selfish interest. Therefore, no amount of sabotage and blackmail can stop a man on a divine mission. Nigeria belongs to all of us. And as Nigerians we all have equal rights to aspire to be anything that we wish to become.”
The National Secretary of the Party, Professor Wale Oladipupo, who led a prayer session where one minute was observed for the abducted girls, urged the people to pray for the safe release of those girls.