Buhari: Boko Haram Did Not Nominate Me As Their Mediator

Contrary to the news making the rounds that the Boko Haram sect has nominated Former Head of States, General Muhammadu Buhari as the mediator between them and the Federal Government of Nigeria in the proposed peace talk, the retired Military General has denied knowledge of his nomination.

 

According to the National Secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) Engr Buba Galadima, the national leader of the CPC is not aware of the appointment: “As at 10pm yesterday (Thursday) when I spoke with him,he said he has not even heard about it.”

Galadima said: “He (Buhari) said the whole thing to him, is just speculation. And since nobody has contacted him as a person for him to even know who is behind what, and what are the motives of the whole exercise, he would not speak to the press.”

He revealed that Buhari, the 2011 presidential candidate of the CPC, further told him that as an elder statesman and a patriotic Nigerian, he will continue to pray until peace and tranquillity return to Nigeria.

It would be recalled that the sect had said in a telephone press conference in Maiduguri, Borno State, through Abu Mohammed Ibn Abdulaziz, who claimed to be the Boko Haram commander in charge of Southern and Northern Borno that they would prefer the former military leader, General Muhammadu Buhari, ex-Yobe State governor and now Senator, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, first Nigerian Minister of Petroleum, Shettima Ali Monguno, Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Insecurity in the North-East, Ambassador Gaji Gatimari, and other prominent members of the Borno Emirate to mediate between them and the federal government.

Abdulaziz claimed he had the mandate of their leader, Imam Abubakar Shekau, disclosing that the sect was highly offended due to what happened three years ago (referring to the killing of the sect’s leader, Mallam Mohammed Yusuf).

Speaking on to the development, the CPC national publicity secretary, Mr. Rotimi Fashekun, has lambasted President Goodluck Jonathan and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over Buhari’s nomination.

Fashekun described Buhari’s purported nomination as “the latest gambit in the desire of this organically corrupt PDP-led Federal Government in diverting the attention of the unsuspecting Nigerian public from the on-going massive looting of their common patrimony.”

Fashekun also said: “Without any scintilla of equivocation, General Muhammadu Buhari has never been directly or remotely connected with any insurrection or insurgency against the Nigerian nation and her people. He remains the quintessential patriot that continues to magnetise the very best across the ethno-religious boundaries within the Nigerian nation-space.”

The party chieftain accused the PDP of being responsible for the growing insecurity in the country, insisting: “As we have stated in an earlier communication, the (PDP), as a corporate entity, is the harbinger of the insecurity travails of the Nigerian people for the sole reason of ensuring perpetuity in governance.”

Fashekun listed the three categories of Boko Haram and alleged that the PDP-led government is sponsoring one of them.

From recollection of events of the last two years, there are three variants of the Boko Haram: the original Boko Haram that is at daggers drawn with the Nigerian authority for the extra-judicial killing of their leader; the criminal Boko Haram that is involved in all criminality for economic reasons and of course, the most lethal of all, the Political Boko Haram, which this PDP-led Federal Government represents.

“The President, Goodluck Jonathan, had once alerted the nation of the ubiquitous presence of Boko Haram in his government, a fact aptly amplified by his erstwhile National Security Adviser, General Andrew Azazi.” He further drew instances from the revelations made by State Security Service. “Undoubtedly, the latest revelations by the State Security Services (SSS) on the complicity of the top echelon of the PDP leadership in Boko Haram activities aptly bear testimony of the noxious subterfuge to extirpate the essence of our nationhood,” he said.

16 Comments

  • Kudos to a clean, transparent, prudent and well loved General by the Nigerian masses. Infact, this is a shame to the Nigerian govt, incompetent and stooge Nigerian leader Jonathan and his party the PDP. The PDP led govt is more catastrope than the so-called BH. People who voted this monster are now regretting but because of shame they could not confess. To hell with Jonathan, to hell with Sambo, to hell with PDP and their shameless supporters. More grease to your elbow General Buhari

    • I’m a Yoruba man and still love General Muhammadu Buhari, non of these emotional statements will be big enough to rubbish whom God has destined to be great. It’s a pity that Nigerians won’t learn their simple lesson due to ethno-religious divide. From the beginning I know this noise making round about GMB standing in for Boko Haram in negotiation with FG is a calculated attempt towards 2015 general election by those who preside over Nigeria’s affairs with empty heads and deceit. Are we not in this country together when Dr. Goodluck Jonathan admitted that Boko Haram members cut across his government? This was also corroborated by his erstwhile National Security Adviser, Gen. Patrick Azazi (rtd). We’ve heard of sitting Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria relating or sponsoring these miscreants and these Senators have always being PDP members. What else do President Jonathan needs before he clamp down those people? Our President is now so clueless and empty to the extent that he doesn’t know what he can do between now and 2015 so as to become popular to the electorates, all he think of is to resort divide and rule and sometimes blackmail, too bad.

    • Nigeria is where it is cos of hypocrites like you… I know of several ibo and yoruba men who talk well of GMB,they lament about the present state of affairs,not just that they know who it was that won the 2011 election… Ur religious sentiments will probably make u eat grass someday,cos our suffern has only begun,pls vote GEJ 2015 and u will probably feed on animals droppings… Let’s drop sentiments aside and help nigeria regain balance… May God help us all

  • How many people have you killed? Politics is suppose to be a game and I will rather vote for a stone than to vote for a desperate politician. My vote my choice.

  • Mahmoud u re an imbecile & myopic in terms of knowledge abt nigeria’s politics & govt, ask ur useless father if he forgot his head in aso rock after all they did to nigerians during their tyrannous rulership in nigeria.

    • Was all the insults necessary… U can prove ur points wthout insults,plus if u ghave to insult him,why bring his father into it.. Any person who insults the parents of others has no regards for his own.. May God gv u the sense u lack and the wisdom to understand that nigeria has crashed thanks to PDP

  • I do not kno where some people keep their heads wen commentin on topical issues like this. Must u abuse b4 u could be recon with? FGN and the PDP are the remote cause of BH insurgency in Nigeria: injustice selfishness coruption, failed promises, unemployment etc staged BH in Nigeria Jonathan cannot deny this! Sentiment aside let’s b realistic.

  • @Iwoni will failed promises and unemployment make you to go bomb churchs and kill innocent nigerians.Remember that these poor christains are innocent and they did not in anyway contribute to the failure of nigerian govt.

    • Its a pity some nigerians thnk wth ther anus now..nigerians like you that is… And who told u it is GMB that is bombn the churches,isn’t it obvious the govt is behind all that is happnin in nigeria… I feel sorry for u and others like you…

  • Bukhari is the most upright and most principled leader left after Gani Fawehinmi in this country. I doubt if he has any hand in BH’s operation. I think PDP are trying to spoil his good image having known that they have lost popularity and they have failed people. I will advice CPC to do massive campaign against BH if truely they do not know anything about it and suggest obasanjo instead to mediate btw federal govt and BH bcause they create those monsters.

  • Goodluck was just elected in 2011 with Senate and HOR checkmating his decisions and actions. But remember, MUHAMADU BUHARI ruled as a military general with absolute powers to transform Nigeria in whole with more concern to the north his region, what did he do? I do not support Jonathan, but would blame Buhari for not performing when all the powers in the world was with him, rather he left his people so poor while enjoying all the comforts of Dodan Barrack as a general.

  • wat is need being political the main issue here is that our country is in a deep mess and the FG has 2 do something as fast as possible and as soon as the Germany comes in it will be tough both 4 BH and its suporters

  • Everything about Buhari is questionable, that’s why he keeps popping up in any terrorist attack issue; even outside the country. He’s affiliated with evil.

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