The Fall Of Sambisa:PDP Rubbishes Fayose, Issues Contradictory Statement

By Ikenga Chronicles December 28, 2016

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has openly disowned the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose barely 24 hours after the governor
tackled President Muhammadu Buhari on the fall of Sambisa Forest.

Fayose had in a statement on Monday night, described the statement made by Buhari, that Boko Haram had been dislodged from their stronghold, as diversionary and of no value to hungry Nigerians who are languishing in poverty.

However, instead of the PDP toeing the line of Fayose who many had nicknamed the leader of opposition in Nigeria, the party rather chose to align itself with Buhari.

In a statement issued by the PDP’s interim spokesman Dayo Adeyeye, the party commended Nigerian soldiers for the uncommon bravery they displayed at dislodging Boko Haram from Sambisa Forest in North-East Nigeria.

“We salute the men and women of our beloved armed forces. Their courage, determination and sacrifice made this achievement possible.”


“We congratulate Nigerians for this important milestone in the long and bitter struggle against the forces of evil that have wrecked so
much suffering and hardship on our people in the last few years.”

“We also congratulate the president for his dogged pursuit of the war against insurgency. We are happy that he has built on the efforts of his predecessors.”

“Whatever we are witnessing now is as a result of all the efforts and sacrifices of the past and present. Nigerians and the international community will recall that the war effort received a major boost in the weeks leading up to the 2015 general elections.”

“The insurgents were virtually annihilated – a feat that made it possible for elections to hold peacefully in almost all the local government areas of all the states in the North-East last year.”

“We are therefore very much delighted with the continuation of this great effort by the president” the PDP said.

The party urged Buhari to look into other parts of the country where violent activities have recently surged.

“Beyond Sambisa all the other forests which criminals use as hideouts and bases must equally be cleared by the military. Forests such as Birnin Gwari, Zamfara, Southern Kaduna, Enugu and Benue have become killing fields. They must all be cleared of criminal elements.”

Sambisa forest, hitherto known as the major hideout of the insurgents, fell to Nigerian troops last week.

Buhari, who announced the development on December 24, described it as “the final crushing” of Boko Haram.

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