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Maku denies accusing PDP of sponsoring Boko Haram

By Emmanuel Elebeke

FORMER Minister of Information and Nasarawa State governorship candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Labaran Maku has denied media reports in which he was quoted as accusing his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of sponsoring Boko Haram.

Maku who made the denial at a news conference in Abuja, said there was never a time he made such accusation, and described the allegation as the handiwork of the opposition.

“There was never a time I accused the PDP of sponsoring Boko Haram. When I saw the report, I issued a statement to disclaim it. How could I have done that, in fact, it is the handiwork of the opposition through the social media to tell lies,” he said.

Meanwhile, the former Minister told the media that he will never be ashamed of campaigning for the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan, given his achievement in office in the past five years.

He said that he was campaigning for President Goodluck Jonathan ahead the forthcoming presidential election because he believed so much on the president as a focused leader that had done so much for the country.

Maku said “having Jonathan as Nigerian President beyond 2015, would move the country forward. I consider President Jonathan’s re-election bid higher than my own election because I believe so much in him. For me, who becomes President is more important than who becomes a governor of a state. I have nothing to be ashamed of campaigning for Jonathan. I think that campaigning for President Jonathan does not detract me from my own election.”


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