10th July, 2015
Senator Solomon Adeola the All Progressives Congress (APC) member representing Lagos West in the Senate has called upon the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu to stop playing partisan politics with the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks, following the assertion of the Peoples Democratic Party chieftain’s statement that insurgency has worsen under President Mohamed Buhari six weeks in government.
In a reaction to Ekweremadu’s comparative narrative on the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks as reported in some newspapers, Adeola said the deputy senate president’s intervention is from a partisan mindset, noting that, he is playing politics with Boko Haram insurgency which has been the hallmark of the outgone PDP administration inept handling of the issue.
“It is very worrisome that Senator Ekweremadu who has been a presiding officer of the Senate under the PDP administration since the inception of Boko Haram about 6 years ago will expect the insurgency that his party and PDP administration could not resolved to be eradicated by Buhari in six weeks.
“I believe his comparison of recent attacks under Buhari with that of outgone PDP administration is informed by partisan considerations of exonerating the PDP from the mess left behind by 16 years of PDP rule,” Adeola said in a statement issued by Kayode Odunaro, his media adviser.
The senator representing the largest senatorial district in Nigeria said it is regrettable that Ekweremadu could come to the conclusion that Boko Haram insurgency has worsen in the last few weeks in comparison to thousands of civilians and military lives lost, destruction of communities as well as the national agony and ordeal of the yet to be resolved missing Chibok girls under the PDP administration adding that what should be paramount on the minds of all Nigerians now is how to end the insurgency permanently which is not going to be an overnight assignment.
Senator Adeola said he is sure that President Buhari and the security agencies are working out strategies to curtail the focus of Boko Haram attacks on “soft targets” in recent times adding that such attacks indicates Boko Haram weakening in the battle field where they hitherto have territorial control.