APC congratulates Jonathan over Maiduguri visit; wants president in Chibok too

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan for finally finding the courage to visit Maiduguri, Borno State, to pep up the gallant troops battling the Boko Haram insurgency, but said the President has more trips to make to Chibok, Buni Yadi and Potiskum, among others.

In a statement issued in Makurdi on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said the President should follow up his visit to the epi-centre of the Boko Haram battle with visits to the parents of the 219 missing Chibok girls as well as the families of the boys who were killed at the Federal Government College in Buni Yadi, Yobe State, last year.

It said it is only by doing so that the President can begin to refute the published report that his visit to Maiduguri on Thursday was politically motivated, aimed at laying the foundation for his impending electioneering campaign swing across the north, especially to Maiduguri on Jan. 21st.

”We have always said the President and the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces should never be afraid to visit anywhere in the country.

We have always said the President should not just be the Commander-in-Chief but also the Consoler-in-Chief. We are glad that the President has finally agreed with us.

”But it is necessary to remind the President that he must not play politics with human lives, and that he must stop putting Jonathan first, Jonathan second and Jonathan third, at the expense of the nation,” APC said.

The party said now that the President has woken up from his slumber, he should also address the issue of the low morale of the troops and their lack of the necessary fighting equipment, if they are to effectively battle the terrorists who have killed and maimed thousands of innocent citizens.

”It is instructive that a few hours after President Jonathan visited Maiduguri, the global news channel CNN aired an interview with some Nigerian soldiers who complained of very low morale among the rank and file, lack of fighting equipment and very poor welfare. Another blamed the terrible situation being faced by the troops on massive corruption.

”This does no credit to an Administration that has allocated billions of naira to the defence and security sector, billions that apparently did not percolate to those at the front line of the battle. It calls to question the usage to which the government has put the huge funds allocated to the sector, including the 1-billion-dollar loan that was recently approved by the National Assembly,” it said.

APC called on the National Assembly to probe how the billions of naira that have been appropriated for defence and security have been spent.


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  • just kennie

    This is politics too far. So this is the appropriate time to visit Borno cost election is around the corner. This only happens in this part of the world.
    When the issue happened in Paris last week, the goverment didnt deny it for 18 days, they swung into action, made strong statements. That is how real leaders behave. Nigeria can’t survive another four years of PDP

  • Otile

    Why is that APC man touching the girl in hijab? Before you know it he will collect her number and propose marriage to her.

    • Xman Raji

      We are talking issues here, if u are not brilliant enough tomake a meaningful contribution, I’d suggest u take a leave or listen to others that have reasonable contribution who have the grasp of the issues of discourse, thanks.

      • Otile

        So you want an APC moslem man to seduce the young girl. Olodumare ma je.


    APC is incredibly cheeky. Very smart one!

  • BJ

    Mr President, where was this concept 4 the past six years. True Nigerians will never accept these because it is Political baboo. You have failed.

  • Cy

    Which did Buhari visit? Baga, Chibok or Sambissa?

    • Otile

      Actually I don’t blame Imam for not visiting Sambisa. If he goes there now people will suspect him of getting back with boys, and he may lose votes among Christians.

    • tundemash

      As what ?
      Was it Buhari that swore to the constitution to protect every Nigerian irrespective of their ethnicity/religion/political believe ?
      If u start reasoning logically, maybe you just might persuade a few but each day, you guys keep campaigning for Buhari with your warped logic !

  • Chiemele

    Laye, never, in Maiduguri you didn’t see how padded his chest was with antiquated Bullet proff vest?
    Una wan give am heart attack abi?

  • kick ’em out

    Soldiers in “hospital” on their sick bed in full uniform…
    Brand new beds,
    Brand new bed sheets
    No drip stand…
    No Side drawers…
    No Doctors to take the president round to explain the nature of injuries or illness???????
    Army Arrangement…

    Govt magic !!!!!

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