Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, yesterday, threw his weight behind the embattled National Security Adviser, General Andrew Owoye Azazi (rtd), saying he only confirmed what some people have been saying that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is the cause of all politically-related violence and terrorism in the country.
Speaking exclusively with Vanguard on his reaction to
Azazi’s statement that the menace of insecurity and series of attacks in
Nigeria by the Boko Haram sect could be traced to the zoning policy of
the PDP, El-Rufai said the extra-judicial murder of the Boko Haram
leadership during the late Umaru Yar’Adua’s PDP regime laid the
foundations for the nation’s current insecurity problem.
According to El-Rufai, a former member of PDP and now a stalwart of
the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, “Azazi merely confirmed the
three things that we have known all along about the PDP and Jonathan
administration, that the PDP is the root of all politically-related
violence and terrorism in the country. It was the extra-judicial murder
of the Boko Haram leadership during the Yar’Adua’s PDP regime that laid
the foundations of our current insecurity.
“The way the party disrespects its constitution, rules and
regulations as confirmed by the last sham and show of shame that it
called national convention has completed the emergence of an
exclusionary, undemocratic party controlled by Jonathan and the
‘’Since its officers and political office holders emerged from rigged
processes of imposition and intimidation, they have neither the burden
of accountability nor conscience. They get into office not to serve the
people but to serve their personal interests.
“The sum total of all these are political division in the country and
looting of the treasury as the main occupations of the PDP
apparatchiks. The cocktail of political exclusion, impunity, lack of
democracy and social injustice lead to insurgency and crimes. Only God
can save us from the evil the PDP has turned into.”