The spokesperson for the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, Lai Mohammed, has told the British Parliament that President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria’s ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, are manipulating the Boko Haram crisis to return Mr. Jonathan to power in 2015.
Presenting a paper titled “Challenges of Insecurity in Nigeria and Boko Haram Insurgency” to a sub-committee of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom Monday, Mr. Mohammed listed six ways he said the ruling party was exploiting the bloody campaign by Boko Haram for political gains.
“Curiously, Boko Haram has now become a way of getting the international community to talk and meet with President Goodluck, and gain international media coverage,” he said.
He said the PDP-led government is using the crises, especially the #Bringbackourgirls campaign that follows the abduction of over 200 school girls from their school hostel in April, to blackmail opposition groups, and to impose emergency rule in states and areas controlled by opposition political parties.
He also accused the ruling party of using the crisis to harass and restrict media freedom (through military clampdowns), and for justifying illegal activities.
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