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Boko Haram, product of power-seeking politicians, says ex-presidential candidate

PRESIDENTIAL candidate of the African Liberation Party, ALP, in the 2011 general elections, Chief Emmanuel Okereke,has attributed Boko Haram insurgency in the country to the handiwork of politicians desperately seeking to rule the country.

Okereke said the insurgency was created by the politicians to intimidate President Goodluck Jonathan from seeking a second term in office.Boko-Haram1

He also said the abduction of the over 200 school girls in Chibok,Borno State was masterminded by the politicians to discredit Jonathan’s administration, so that he can lost support locally and internationally in his re-election bid.

The politician, who is also the Director-General of Taskforce on Illegal Importation of Small Arms and Light Weapons, said these yesterday, in Abuja,while addressing a group under the aegis of Southern Youths For Peace Initiatives, which had bestowed an Award of Excellence on him.

He decried what he called the mounting pressure on President Goodluck Jonathan to visit Chibok community in Borno State, where Boko Haram terrorists abducted the girls, saying such was unnecessary.

Okereke, who insisted that the activities of the sect was the handiwork of “desperate politicians scheming for power in the 2015 general elections”,recalled that Borno State Government had earlier been advised by the West African Examination Council, against taking exams because of the tensed insecurity in the area.



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