By Ben Agande & Charles Kumolu
Yola — President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, described as wicked, the allegations that he was supporting the Boko Haram insurgency in the north eastern part of the country for political reasons.
Addressing a large crowd at the Ribadu Square where the Presidential rally took place, Jonathan said no sane leader would support insurgency of any type in a country that he presides over.
According to the president, his administration is totally committed to reclaiming all the territories being occupied by Boko Haram terrorists in Adamawa State, noting that from the earlier five local governments being occupied by the terrorists, government forces have reclaimed some, including Michika which he said was reclaimed yesterday morning.
He said: “Some people have insinuated that I am behind Boko Haram and I say, may Allah forgive them. There is no human being that will be the leader of his country and instigate crisis. Why should I bring Boko Haram to Adamawa State?
“In 2011, I got 65 per cent of the votes in Adamawa State. How can any mad person insinuate that I am in support of Boko Haram for political reasons? God willing, we will recover all the remaining local governments and join you in redeveloping Adamawa State again.”
The president noted that he supported the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, for the governorship position of the state because he will join governement in fighting insecurity in the country through his international contacts and exposure.
National Chairman of the PDP, Adamu Muazu, who announced the lifting of the suspension on both the former national Chairman of the party, Bamanga Tukur as well as that of the exco of the state PDP enjoined the people of Adamawa State to vote for the PDP “because of what PDP has done and not what others have promised to do.”
The governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngilari who said the state had always belonged to the PDP promised that every stakeholder in the state will work towards delivering the state to the PDP.