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Goodluck Jonathan PDP says President has stopped Boko Haram from taking over

This was stated on Monday, January 19, by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh during a press briefing in Abuja.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that if not for tactics employed by President Goodluck Jonathan, Boko Haram would have taken over half of Nigeria.

This was stated on Monday, January 19, by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh during a press briefing in Abuja.

Metuh said further that Nigerians should be commending Jonathan for his efforts and not criticizing him.

“The problem that we have in the North-East to deal with is insurgency; it is not the making of this government. This government has tried as much as possible to contain it,” Metuh said.

“I must proclaim, every now and then, Nigerians encourage us by saying that if not for the character, candour and the personality of the President, these insurgents would have overrun more than half of Nigeria. We would have been under occupation of terrorists if not for the determination, the style and the character and personality of the President,” he added.

He also explained the strategies that Jonathan had employed in dealing with the terrorist sect.

 “He [Jonathan] has been able to offer a ceasefire, dialogue and other things to engage them. He has been trying all sorts of methods and engaging them in serious warfare and Nigerians have noted that if not for his character, Boko Haram would have overrun half of Nigeria,” Metuh said.

The PDP official also said, with regards to the upcoming elections, that the party would win in all the zones while the All Progressives Congress (APC) wouldn’t win in any.

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