Jonathan politicising Boko Haram menace – Osibajo


The Vice-Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Prof. Yemi Osibajo, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of politicising the fight against the Boko Haram sect.

Osibajo argued that the present administration had failed to “sincerely identify” the menace posed by the insurgent group.

The law professor also blamed the failure of the security forces to contain the excesses of Boko Haram in the ongoing war against terrorism on corruption.

“The current administration has politicised Boko Haram. The corruption around defence funds has created a situation where soldiers are not well equipped and motivated.

“General Mohammadu Buhari wiped off Maitatsine, another Islamic insurgency during his administration, by sincerely identifying the problem as a challenge to the authority of the state to maintain law and order.

“The administration took command and funded the military transparently and that is what we need to do now to end this insurgency,” Osibajo said during a Twitter chat tagged #AskProfOsinbajo on Monday.

The former Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, said one of the fundamental problems bedeviling the nation today was the failure of the Jonathan-led Federal Government to tackle corruption head-on.

According to the presidential running mate of Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), it is saddening that under Jonathan’s government, there is “no consequence for corruption.”

He added, “One of the fundamental problems is that there is no consequence for corruption. I think that what everyone will agree to about a Buhari government is that it will not tolerate corruption.”

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