Boko Haram Allegation: Buhari Gives PDP, Metuh 7 Days To Apologize Or Face Court Action

BUHARI-1-247x300A former head of state and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has given the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a seven-day ultimatum to retract its wild accusation linking him with the Boko Haram sect, tender an unreserved public apology to him or face litigation.

In a statement he personally signed in Kaduna on Thursday, Buhari said, “I cannot sit back and allow my image, and that of my political party be smeared by falsehood in the name of politics”.

He said the widely publicised and very serious allegations made against him by the PDP and its spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, to the effect that his utterances were responsible for the current state of insecurity and terrorism rocking the land, were absolutely without basis.

The former Head of State said, “To support his claim, Metuh engaged in twisted logic and outright distortion – which he called facts – in which he said that I, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, beckoned on my ‘supporters to go on lynching spree’ should I lose the 2011 presidential election, as a result of which ‘an unprecedented violence broke out claiming the lives of hundreds of innocent people’.

“I take very serious exception to this grave accusation against me by the PDP Publicity Secretary. It is a false allegation aimed at tarnishing my image and reputation in the hope of destroying my political and electoral standings, and that of my party, the APC, in the country.

“Firstly, it is public knowledge that Boko Haram as a terror organisation long preceded the 2011 presidential elections. My utterances or lack of them on the 2011 presidential election could not therefore have created nor sustained the Boko Haram insurgency.

“Secondly, the PDP Government of President Goodluck Jonathan constituted the Sheikh Ahmed Lemu Panel of Inquiry to investigate and report on the post-election violence in some parts of the country. The panel discharged its duties within its terms of reference and submitted its Report to the President. This Report was accepted by government and a Whitepaper issued.

“Nowhere in that Report, a product of thorough investigation of that unfortunate incident, was I mentioned in the remotest way to have uttered a word or acted in any form or manner that sparked off the violence. If I had, certainly that investigation would have uncovered it. The truth is that I had not.

“Thirdly, 2011 was not the first time I contested a presidential election and was declared defeated, it was the third! If I had had no cause to ‘beckon on my supporters to go on lynching spree’ in the two previous occasions, I would have had no cause to change in 2011 – and I did not”.

The former military ruler said the PDP National Publicity Secretary also deliberately misquoted the interview he granted in Hausa on May 14, 2012 in which he said the opposition was determined to fight in the 2015 elections.

Buhari added, “I used the Hausa idiom ‘Kare jini, Biri jini’, which is a metaphor for a very tough fight. But, like the Islamic fundamentalist toga they falsely put on me because they cannot impinge on my personal and professional integrity, PDP apologists deliberately twisted this idiom to mean I called for violence.

“I am not a violent person and, other than my professional calling as a soldier, I have never associated with violence, I abhor violence and have never advocated it. I have always been a law abiding person, who insists on due process and the rule of law in all my private and public affairs.

“It is therefore a grave infraction to my person, personality and integrity that such a false and malicious accusation is being leveled against me by the PDP. This is a dangerous politics by the ruling party and it must stop forthwith”.

10 Comments

  • The people democratic party (PDP) should apologise in public for damaging the name of one of the nation leader, the Former Nigeria president Gen Muhammadu Buhari is a good man. They are just trying to damage his name so the masses can run from him in 2015 election. I want to tell everyone that the former head of state has nothing to do with the boko haram he is innocent of the allegation. They should go and apologise to him. I believe he is the one that can make this country better when he becomes the president in 2015 so let’s join hands Igbo,Yoruba,Hausa,Fulani,Ijaw,Edo, and say no to corruption and bad leaders. Thanks.

  • GEN MOHAMMEDU BUHARI: you are a fool you just indecate youself as a BOKO HARAM LEADER. PDP will not apology to you. FG need to sue you, to court not you to take PDP to court who you as BH leader method maker. God will punished you Buhari in this country nigeria.

  • Peace u are a big prostitute hw wll a Ashawo think to test Buhari’s integrity somebody who pass ur father nationally and internationally useless moron

  • Buhari,an honest man.The only millitary govt that show discipline in all its affair of rulling.A man that can never in anyway compare with any 419 president.I know if he is allowed to rule,d country will be transformed.Boko haram will be history.Nobody can spoil ur name,be it PDP,Jonathan,Mantu or what is his name.I am sure when u get there all this country looters will be completely removed.
    I applaud d step ure taking now,charge them to court.Challenge d looters who call others looter whenever they see that they are exposed.God is on d side of d righteous.

  • @sani. Make your point and avoid name calling and dirty words. I believe u are intelligent enough to understand. Well, Buhari has da right to sue PDP if he feels his name or person and party has being dragged to da mud, bt, he mst also refrain from provocative statements dt are inflammatory. This country belong to all of us and we must protect it jealously.

  • Sir, since the insurgency of Boko haram you have never come out openly to condemn or even volunteer as former President Obasanjo did, all you do is threatening Uncle Jonathan, and causing problem with your words, ‘ Muslim should vote 4 Muslim and Christian for Christian’, or you will make the country ungovernable’. Well you said so and it is happening. Yoruba will say ‘eyin lohun’ once it falls it is broken. If you cannot help please let the President have rest of mind so he can think well. thanks

  • Buhari have no reasons in all he has said. If am to be jonathan,buhari would have been in d jail since cos he said to make Nigeria ungovernable,dats a treasonable statement. U said u lost presidential election twice and insurgency didn’t start? Dat was bcos u kno u can’t try it with OBJ n go free. Now u blive u can succeed now bcos u feel GEJ is soft? Very soon u will know there is GOD really. Just mark it somewhere,u cannot rule Nigeria again,u have damaged a lot of things. I personally don’t like d present situation of Nigeria,corruption,unemployment….etc. But its beta than blood sucker coming on board. D problem we hav here is some pple don’t like d truth but d truth must prevail

  • Bank.you are as donkey as mad how can you back your ideiot leader jonatan which he is sopnsor of bokoharam,see banky, noting like boko haram is just the govrment of this badluck jonatan he is just trying to make his political progress nd it comes to end. Allahu

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