The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, of encouraging terrorism in Nigeria.
The spokesman of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, alleged that the ruling APC led by President Muhammadu Buhari was responsible for killing Nigerians by Boko Haram.
Ologbondiyan alleged that in a bid to frustrate the efforts of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, some APC members once sympathised with the terrorists.
In a statement signed by Ologbondiyan, he recalled how some APC members frowned at the proscription of terrorist groups in Nigeria in 2013.
The statement by Ologbondiyan reads partly: “The PDP recalls how the APC chieftain, as opposition leaders in the APC, as well the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), openly showed sympathy to terrorists and took steps that frustrated genuine efforts by the then PDP government to fight terrorism.
“Nigerians can recall how in 2013, APC leaders, then as ACN leaders, declared the proscription of terrorist groups in Nigeria as unconstitutional and even demanded that terrorists be accorded VIP treatment and should be brought to Abuja for negotiation in private jets; a development that sparked public apprehensions of their suspected links with terrorist groups.
“PDP asked Nigerians to hold officials of the Buhari Presidency responsible for the festering violence and incessant killing of innocent Nigerians by terrorists.”
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