Produce The Original Shekau, Fayose Tells APC

file photo: Abubakar Shekau, the man believed to be the leader of Boko Haram
file photo: Abubakar Shekau, the man believed to be the leader of Boko Haram

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has again attacked the leadership of the All Progressives Congress(APC). Now, he accuses the party of knowing those behind the Boko Haram insurgency.‬

In a statement issued in Ado Ekiti, Tuesday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose lamented the open display of hatred against Nigeria and its people by the APC. He therefore asked the party to produce the original Shekau, since it claimed the one arrested by the Federal Government was fake.

“It is obvious that APC does not want the insurgency to end.”

“Up till today, the APC has not made any statement, commending our gallant soldiers that are laying down their lives to save Nigerians from the Boko Haram insurgents.‬

“Instead of commending the soldiers and encouraging them, what the APC people are doing is to blackmail the military and one wonders why a party will want to take over power by supporting killing of innocent Nigerians.”‬

‪Speaking further, the governor said; “With the onslaught on the Boko Haram by our gallant soldiers, the APC appears to have lost the game of using the insurgency to campaign against President Goodluck Jonathan.‬

“Instead of them to face this reality, they have come up with this criminal assertion that a fake leader of Boko Haram, Ibrahim Shekau, was being presented before Nigerians by the government, in order to claim winning the war on terrorism.‬

“They are also claiming the fake Shekau might become a tool to blackmail members of the opposition, by coaching the phantom terror chief to say he was working for its presidential candidate, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, in order to link him to terrorism.‬

“With this statement coming from the APC, it is clear that the party knows what we don’t know about Boko Haram.‬

“It also indicates that the APC people do not want the Boko Haram insurgency to end so that they can continue to make political gains from it.‬

“Therefore, APC should simply produce the original Shekau that they know because you can only recognise fake when you know the original,” the statement read.


  1. @elkanemi abi wetin? Its quite unfortunate that “a foolish man will always claim to have answers to every question”if I may ask you,why do you match politics with a pogrom some untamed animal commits per minutes.just remember “when the chicken is no more for available for the prostitute to eat she wll certainly turn back and eat the unfortunate man who married her as a wife”killers are no friends of any one;let’s pray 4 our president and leave Buhari out of it.God bless Nig

  2. Elkanemi or what do u call yourself u and your hausa people may not have hope in PDP but by God’s grace GEJ would win the war against insurgency and God would put all of you in shame. This man as said it all APC should produce the real shekau to the world to see. Why are they afraid? Governor Fayose you are right bcs whenever APC want to campaine there campain always base on insecurity. They have now realize that God is given GEJ victory over boko harram they are now shouting. But if FG did not floush out insurgency as they have promise before the election they are the first to complaine. Can somebody tell me what the APC realy want? Ok they want to take power by all means so that they would turn the country to private company as Tinubu as turn south west to. Almighty God would never allow you.

  3. Fayose you are a disgrace to Ekiti people. You abandoned your responsibility
    as a state Governor and engaged yourself in a matter that does not concern you.
    Instead of you minding the affairs of your state and do something better to benefit
    the people that voted you into power you just open your basket mouth to talk aimlessly.
    Are you the only PDP Governor in the Country? Why then do you give much attention
    to matters that are irrelevant to your office? We see you as a Governor but you see yourself
    as as miscreant.

  4. If there is no original, there can never be the fake.FAYOSE is very right at least in this assertion. W e must all go beyond party lines and commendvthe gallantry acts of the military. To do otherwise is not a mark of true nationalism.