Following the allegations, from All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign organisation that the federal government was planning to use a fake Abubakar Shekau to implicate the party’s presidential candidate, Major General Mohammadu Buhari, Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has urged the party to produce the authentic Boko Haram leader.
The party declared that the new theory proposed by the party over an existence of a fake Shekau confirmed that it has link with the Boko Haram sect.
Fayose, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications, Lere Olayinka, lamented the open display of hatred against Nigeria and its people by the APC, saying; “Up till today, the APC has not made any statement, commending our gallant soldiers who are laying down their lives to save Nigerians from the insurgents.
“Instead of commending the soldiers and encouraging them, what the APC people are doing is to blackmail the military and one wonders why a party will want to take over power by supporting killing of innocent Nigerians.”
Fayose also added: “With the onslaught on the Boko Haram insurgents by our gallant soldiers, the APC appears to have lost the game of using the insurgency to campaign against President Goodluck Jonathan.
“Instead of them to face this reality, they have come up with this criminal assertion that a fake leader of Boko Haram, Shekau, was being presented before Nigerians by the government in order to claim winning the war on terrorism.
“They are also claiming the fake Shekau might become a tool to blackmail members of the opposition, by coaching the phantom terror chief to say he was working for its presidential candidate, Buhari, in order to link him to terrorism.
“With this statement coming from the APC, it is clear that the party knows what we don’t know about Boko Haram.
“It also indicates that the APC people do not want the Boko Haram insurgency to end so that they can continue to make political gains from it.
“Therefore, APC should simply produce the original Shekau that they know because you can only recognise fake when you know the original.”