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|Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by akinbode1(m): 12:05pm On Nov 27, 2018|
ABUJA—The nationwide solemnity arising from the killing of more than 100 Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram in Melete, Borno State, was yesterday breached by the exchange of salvos by the two leading presidential candidates, Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar.
Both presidential candidates exchanged blames, even as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, also, yesterday, charged the National Assembly to launch an inquiry into the issue.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, had on Sunday through its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena accused Atiku of leading a gang of selfish and mercantile politicians desperate to take power from the ruling APC.
Atiku in response to the claim, which he said cast aspersions on his person on his birthday and his turbaning as Waziri Adamawa, observed that the Melete incident happened on the same day Buhari launched his presidential campaign, an occasion he claimed the nation’s service chiefs withdrew from at the last moment.
Meanwhile, the Presidency has described the Metele killing as an isolated case, insisting that Boko Haram has been technically defeated.
While noting that the APC has yet to make a statement on the issue, Atiku challenged Buhari and the APC to donate 10% of the reported N100 million spent by the party on advertorials to the families of the deceased soldiers.
“As a matter of fact, we now know through Premium Times report, that these real Nigerian heroes were killed on November 18, 2018, which was the exact time the candidate of the APC, Muhammadu Buhari, invited the service chiefs to attend the launch of the plagiarised #NextLevel launch at the banquet hall of the Presidential Villa.
“The nation can only wonder if the Metele massacre could have been avoided if the APC and President Buhari had allowed the service chiefs to focus on their core duties, rather than on his ill-fated re-election campaign.
“We at the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation commend the service chiefs for beating a hasty retreat from the event as soon as they discovered that President Buhari was trying to hoodwink them.
“It took Waziri Atiku Abubakar only a few hours to respond to the incident and express support, while it took the APC’s President Buhari a whole week to express ‘shock.’ We, therefore, wonder who is truly ‘selfish.’
“It is left to Nigerians to compare and contrast who is a leader and who is a follower, based on the conduct of these two parties.
“In any case, we would like to inform the APC of Waziri Atiku Abubakar’s call for financial support from well-meaning individuals and institutions for the survivors of the Metele massacre, and, indeed, all who paid the supreme sacrifice in the front lines for us to be safe.
“Seeing as the APC spent N100 million to buy frontpage advertorials in all the papers on that fateful day of November 18, 2018, we appeal to them to consider donating even 10 per cent of that amount to the endowment for the families of our heroes as proposed by Atiku Abubakar.
“Incidentally, the APC’s statement accused former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of ‘selfishness’ and ‘mercantilism’ which is very curious as the Waziri dedicated his birthday, not to himself, but to celebrating the 100 or so heroes of the 157 Task force Battalion of the Nigerian Army who lost their lives to Boko Haram at Metele in Borno State.
“That the Waziri Adamawa asked for anyone who wished to give him birthday gifts to instead endow such on the families of the slain heroes is the opposite of selfishness.
“Ironically, the All Progressives Congress that is now accusing Atiku Abubakar has not deemed it fit to pay tribute to these gallant men who gave their lives in order to secure the lives of others.
“As a party, they have not issued even one statement condoling with the slain or their families, neither have they offered any tangible support to the families of these fallen heroes. Yet, they are accusing the Waziri, who has shown commitment to honouring these heroes, of selfishness.”
But responding through Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, yesterday, President Buhari dismissed the charge, as he upbraided Atiku for politicising what he claimed was a national tragedy.
He said: “They are just playing politics with the tragedy that happened. They are just playing politics. What happened should be a collective problem, it cuts across party lines, it is a matter that patriots must rise and address collectively.
“It is not a matter that PDP and APC would be addressing separately. In saner societies, there would even be no mention of PDP or APC in this matter, it would be a collective problem. The reason is that right from the time they were in power, they were the ones who started this problem in the first place.
“It was under their government that Boko Haram started in the first place and they are blaming others for what they caused.
“As it is today, the PDP should cover its head in shame when we talk about Boko Haram because if they had nipped Boko Haram in the bud, it would not be where it is today.
“They have no moral right to accuse any other government over Boko Haram. Boko Haram was birthed, developed, escalated under the PDP government, so they should cover their head in shame over the Boko Haram problem.”
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by annnikky(f): 12:06pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Exactly what u did to GEJonathan 2014
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|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by oyin44: 12:12pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Instead of Atiku should be telling Nigeria..how..why..he is most wanted in America..he busies criticizing Buhari.
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|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by crossfm: 12:20pm On Nov 27, 2018|
See who is speaking,as if it's not propaganda and accusations that shipped them to power in 2015.
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|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by fk001(m): 12:21pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Atiku is a selfish bastard i must say!!
Prior to 2015 election when he was in APC he hired some local vigilantes to fight BH when they were about to invade Yola, I thought he did it as a Nationalist but little did i know that he did it for his selfish reasons, he was scared that if BH finally invade Yola where must of his business reside, his company will crumble and lost millions of Naira.
I will rather stay at home than to vote for Atiku.
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|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by osazeeblue01: 12:25pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Buhari and the rest should keep their mouth shut. Enough of this senseless killings and kidnapping of innocent girls.
Lets make the Nigeria work again ....VOTE ATIKU2019
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|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by donnie(m): 12:30pm On Nov 27, 2018|
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by nelronaldo(m): 12:31pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Is Jubril not mad so? Well, i don't blame him because he was in Sudan when Buhari was busy campaigning with Boko Haram in 2015.
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|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by Guyman02: 12:31pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Igbos have a saying 'the man who knows how to kill with sword will never allow anyone clutching a kitchen knife to pass behind his back'.
The same Boko Haram and Chibok girls kidnap propaganda that was used by APC to make GEJ look weak in the eyes of Nigerians is being applied on APC now and they are lamenting.
The new wife should not jubilate yet because the cane that was used to flog the old wife is still hanging on the ceiling
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|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by gentlechyke(m): 12:31pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Mtchew. This is the best you guys can come up with instead of sympathizing with victims...you find it as another opportunity to gain cheap political scores. Izza shame. We don't deserve this!!! APC can't lead without excuses
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|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by oluwaseyi000(m): 12:32pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Buhari and apc did worse to jeg, karma is a bitch
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|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by Blooddiamond: 12:32pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Buhari is a m*oron!
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|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by Necksonnel: 12:32pm On Nov 27, 2018|
. LOOOL. See who's talking. What goes around comes around. Same thing happened in 2015 .Why is he complaining now
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|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by nelronaldo(m): 12:32pm On Nov 27, 2018|
fk001:Lool.... See your reasoning
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|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by chinavs9ja(m): 12:32pm On Nov 27, 2018|
This man should go and sit down...he no fit enter again biko!
I am a writer, check my signature for my number
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by fergie001: 12:32pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Three questions Sir:
1. He was doing it to protect his businesses in Yola,are his businesses no longer there?
2. He had already lost the primaries,who had the favour of the employed vigilantes,himself or his party candidate Sir?
3. What statements had he made that have shown politics or worse still as bad as pre-2015?
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by emror4u(m): 12:32pm On Nov 27, 2018|
America America, are they our god?, We are talking about national tragedy in this country and you're there busy shouting America,,,
Wait, have you ever been to Ghana? Talk more of America.
Just checked your profile and realised you just registered yesterday, how am I sure you're not that stupid Butterfly called leo with a new monica...
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by IMASTEX: 12:33pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Both of you are guilty as charged. You tried to hide the tragedy. You equally disregarded the call from the men on the ground for provision of modern equipments. Your political opponent thinks he can use that to get public trust.
I would have burn my PVC is you both are the only options.
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by Nobody: 12:33pm On Nov 27, 2018|
My brothers and sisters, let's dissapoint APC and PDP in February. Yes we can!
If America can take a gamble on an idiot from The Apprentice, we should give Sowore a chance. PDP, APC have factions that sponsor Boko Haram lowkey. We've experienced 16 years of PDP, 4 years after APC and still we're yet to enjoy the dividends of democracy. What pains me the most is the youth, most of who were in primary or secondary school when Atiku was VP, shouting Atikulated up and down.
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by amazon14: 12:33pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Please Mr President, HOW?
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by yezomijo: 12:33pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Wats going on
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by 3pleo: 12:33pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Karma is a bitch
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by OkunrinOloro: 12:33pm On Nov 27, 2018|
This idiot keeps putting his stupidity on display. It's almost as if he can't keep his dullard nature under check.
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by Larryfest(m): 12:34pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Your incompetence gave him the chance to do so abeg...
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by Xkalaban(m): 12:34pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Jubril has spoken. Oya zombie wailers make una carry go...
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by asobo: 12:34pm On Nov 27, 2018|
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by mekaboy(m): 12:34pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Because you are a national embarrassment.
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by madridsta007(m): 12:35pm On Nov 27, 2018|
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by puretayo(m): 12:37pm On Nov 27, 2018|
MU - MU - FO- OL- ISH- BA - ST- ARD ( BUHARI)
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by donnie(m): 12:37pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Buhari is very selfless. In fact, he cares less about power. He is detribalised, for everyone, for nobody, not a jihadist, a man of integrity, very healthy, fit,...., who can help me complete the sentence?
|Re: Atiku Politicising National Tragedy — Buhari by MeoClark(m): 12:38pm On Nov 27, 2018|
APC and their leaders has been Callous in anything relating to Nigerian lives. how many avoidable deaths has occurred in this their 3 and half years.
They should Pack and Go. My PVC will not Vote anything APC.
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