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Group urges support for Jonathan, military

•Says Boko Haram  committing crime

Following the commissioning of four naval vessels by President Goodluck Jonathan,   the first time in history such a feat is achieved by any administration, Move on Nigeria, group promoting good governance and transformation agenda, has called on Nigerians to rally round the president and the military in the fight against Boko Haram.

In a statement released in Abuja, the group’s National Coordinator, Mr. Clem Aguiyi, said: “Nigeria is not at war with Islam, neither is the war against terror a war against the North but principally against people who hide under the cover of religion and politics to commit heinous crimes. We hold every member of the group and their sponsors individually accountable for their actions.”

“It does not matter  their motives  ; be it politics , religion or economics. The most important thing is that Boko Haram members are not  ghosts but people  committing rape , arson , looting , treason and mass murder. They threaten the liberty, safety and security of everyone including Christians and Muslims.

When reminded that the presidential candidate of APC, Major General Buhari, and some northern elders once resisted military action against Boko Haram  by saying it is  a war against Islam and the North, Aguiyi described such view as irresponsible, misguided and unfortunate .

The group leader urged Nigerians to support the re-election of President Jonathan. “President Jonathan is humble, resolute and self-effacing. He is a patriot fighting for all Nigerians on many fronts without making noise. He is misunderstood and misrepresented but he will not bow and remains the best choice for now; hence we must support him to win a second term in office, he added.

“With the support of Nigerians and the new fighting spirit of our armed forces, Boko Haram will be routed. I am optimistic that we shall win the war.”

 


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