Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were behind the insurgency ravaging the country.
PDP, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, insisted that the reason the APC leaders were promoting insurgency was not only to distract President Goodluck Jonathan and rubbish his score card, but also to unleash unprecedented mayhem, divide the people and forcefully take over power when it loses the 2015 general election.
It said: “It is easier to stop at shedding tears after each carnage; this, the PDP has severally done. The difficult part however, lies in attempting to limit reckless statements which fuel violence. We believe this will go a long way to stopping those who instigate violence through utterances and shed crocodile tears thereafter.”
The party added that inflammatory utterances credited to people like General Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, amongst others, who are now chieftain of APC have help to promote insurgency in the country.
“When the PDP, said that the All Progressive Party (APC) is responsible for the spate of terror in Nigeria, many had an emotional response, but it is now time to dispassionately focus on the facts in order to stop the carnage on innocent Nigerians.
“Whilst we concede that insurgency existed in the nation before the advent of the current administration, we wish to point out that inflammatory utterances from leaders, many of whom by design or otherwise are now chieftains of the APC have succeeded in emboldening them to launch large scale attacks, maiming and killing our people, believing their actions enjoy the approval of such leaders.”
“They rather blamed government for not reaching out to pacify the terrorists instead of helping to find solutions. They relished in comments which inspired violence and embolden insurgents against the system.”