Ralph Nwosu, national chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), has reacted to the statement by the former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mailafia Obadiah, on Boko Haram.
Naija News Understands Obadiah who was also the presidential candidate of the party in the 2019 general election alleged that the terrorist group is been commanded by a Northern Governor.
He, however, did not disclose the name of the Northern governor.
Obadiah further stated that a repentant Boko Haram commander revealed that the insurgents are in the southern part of Nigeria and are planning a civil war in 2022.
The former Deputy Governor of CBN added that the terrorist group plan to invade and kill prominent Nigerians in their residence in urban cities.
Nwosu reacting to the statement said miliafa’s interview was misrepresented and reproduced without Mailafia’s consent.
He said while it is the party’s position that the Buhari administration seems to be paying lip service to combating of crime on all fronts, Obadiah’s remarks were sensationalised.
He said “patching the video to suit narrow views by certain agents” was meant to embarrass Mailafia.
“The leadership of the African Democratic Congress wishes to state clearly that the audio interview with our 2019 Presidential candidate was reproduced secretly and without his authorisation. The contents were deliberately focused on his remarks on bandit and killings in Kaduna State, leaving out the contextual premise.
“These guys ended up sensationalising some of the remarks and diminishing the major import of the message of our candidate and our party, ADC. There is no denying that ADC, like most Nigerians, is concerned about the sad story of the banditary ravaging most of the northern states and the security challenges nationwide.
Source: Naija News