Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State has said that President Goodluck Jonathan lacks the political will to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency, adding that rather than fight the insecurity in the country “Mr President has perfected plans to witch-hunt All Progressives Congress, APC, governors due to his presidential ambition.”
He described the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as “haven for criminals,” adding that it was as a result of the “misdirection, lack of focus” that made him leave the PDP for the APC.
He said over four million people had been displaced as a result of the insurgency in North-East.
He spoke on a live programme of a television station in Benin, Edo State, after he visited the 250 students of Kano State origin at the Igbinedion University, where he also felicitated with Chief Gabriel Igbinedion on his 80th birthday celebration.
He alleged that the “the President is busy beaming searchlight on opposition governors and APC leaders to accuse them of corruption just because he wants to become President for a second term while our children are dying in the North as insecurity and poverty have become the order of the day.
“That is the plot of the PDP but if they try to intimidate the opposition, they will not like what they will get.
“The issue of insecurity in this country and many other countries requires everybody from all the political parties, people from all walks of life to work together to ensure that extremists, insurgents and criminals are defeated in Nigeria and elsewhere.”