Presidential candidate of the African Liberation Party, ALP, in the 2011 general elections, Chief Emmanuel Okereke, has blamed Boko Haram insurgency on politicians who are desperate about ruling the country.
He made the comment in Abuja, yesterday, while addressing a group under the aegis of Southern Youths For Peace Initiatives, which had bestowed an Award of Excellence on him. According to Okereke, the insurgency was created by the politicians to intimidate President Goodluck Jonathan from seeking a second term in office.
The politician, who is also the Director-General of Taskforce on Illegal Importation of Small Arms and Light Weapons, also said that the abduction of the over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State was masterminded by the politicians to discredit Jonathan’s administration, so that he can lose support locally and internationally in his re-election bid.
Okereke, who insisted that the activities of the sect was the handiwork of “desperate politicians scheming for power in the 2015 general elections”,recalled that Borno State Government had earlier been advised by the West African Examination Council, against taking exams because of the tensed insecurity in the area.
He also decried the pressure being mounted on President Goodluck Jonathan to visit Chibok community in Borno State, where Boko Haram terrorists abducted the girls, saying such was unnecessary.