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Boko Haram: Buhari attacks Atiku over comments on 1,000 soldiers allegedly killed, secretly buried in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday criticized Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) of 2019 for his comments on the report of 1,000 soldiers killed and secretly buried in the northeast.

Buhari, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Media and Advertising, Femi Adesina, insisted that Atiku’s comment described him as “someone who denigrates the country’s democracy, that he was part of the construction, at its peak, before that unbridled ambition be blinded. ”

The Wall Street Journal had in an article entitled, “Nigeria buries the soldiers at night in the secret cemetery” alleged that the army buried the soldiers in unmarked graves in the northeast.

In this context, Atiku had called for the creation of a Judicial Investigation Commission to investigate the claims of the secret burial of soldiers in the northeast.

However, Adesina in a statement he signed said that the “relentless call to excitement of the former vice president was a tactic condemned to failure.”

He also criticized the statements of the PDP presidential candidate about some court rulings regarding recently concluded elections in the country.

The statement sent to GISTOK says: “First, it was ridiculous, now it becomes progressively regrettable, seeing and hearing the efforts of the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, appealing to Las Nigerian emotions, particularly members of the judiciary, could influence the decision in the ongoing legal dispute over the outcome of the presidential poll.

“When the Supreme Court recently declared the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the Osun state governor contest, Alhaji Abubakar, a former vice president, rebuked the court, saying he should have considered” the pulse of the nation “and reflected it in the judgment.

“It was then that the puzzle began to fall into place. Were most of the challenges in the country orchestrated by hidden hostile hands, who think they would influence the judiciary, which would consider the so-called “pulse of the nation” to reach a trial in the presidential poll?

“Before and after the ruling of the State of Osun, the PDP candidate always rushed to represent negative events in the country, the last of which is the biased history of the Wall Street Journal, claiming that nearly one thousand Nigerian soldiers had been recently killed by Boko Haram and terrorists of the Islamic State of West Africa, and secretly buried by Nigerian military authorities.

“The military has duly responded to the story, educating the Wall Street Journal about the void of its publication. But Alhaji Abubakar has quickly intervened in the matter, as part of his strategy to stimulate emotions and perhaps get the judiciary to reflect the “pulse of the nation” in his trial.

“According to the PDP candidate, who lost the poll last February by almost four million votes, as published by the election arbitrator,” he could not understand that in the space of a year, dozens of great patriots were killed and buried in Secret without their families is told. ”

“In an apparent late occurrence and double discourse, he added that he hesitated to believe that” a large scale of deception is even possible under a democracy, as Nigeria is expected to be. ”

“The above, instead of mitigating Alhaji Abubakar’s position, reveals him as someone who denigrates the country’s democracy, that he was part of the construction, at its peak, before blinding the unbridled ambition.”

“Yes, the soldiers fighting against the insurgency and terrorism are great patriots. But the same cannot be said of anyone who hastens to believe any negative history about their country, as fictitious and untruthful as it may be. Well, except that that person had the reason to provoke negative feelings and emotions, so that the judiciary could respond to the “pulse of the nation and reflect it.”

“We have told Alhaji Abubakar and his fellow travelers that the judiciary would always come to conclusions, based on issues of the law that are presented to it, and not on feelings or the so-called” pulse of the nation. ”

“Therefore, in vain someone works to devalue the government and its military, thinking that it would enter into a great plan to reach power through artifice. The campaigns and elections for 2019 are long over. The country has moved on. And those who know it know. ”