Agene AKHERE, Benin
The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday in Benin faulted the proposed plan by the federal government to set up special force to fight the insurgent group (Boko Haram).
Chief Audu Ogbe, who spoke during a rally to mark the six years anniversary of Governor Adams of Edo in Benin, said it is unfortunate that the PDP-led federal government would fall to such levels.
He said the only reason why the Army seems to be failing in its bid to fighting the insurgents can be attributed to corruption.
Ogbe said the planned force signify the death of the Nigeria military who have for over 60 years kept the country as one entity.
Ogbe, who was a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, noted that there is nowhere in the Nigeria constitution that setting up of a special force was made.
According to him: “How come the military that had fought to keep this country intact for the past 60 years and is respected among the community of nations is now running from Boko Haram? What is responsible for this is corruption.
“But what I heard the President said during his presidential ambition declaration about setting up a special force was like a funeral oration for the military.”
While calling on the people to pray hard for the country, Ogbe urged them not to be deceived into voting those that does not mean well for the country in the 2015 general elections.
Also in his address, the Edo APC chairman, Mr Anselm Ojeizua said Oshiomhole had been able turn around, for the better, the fortune of the state within the six years of his administration.
He said the state was in a state of decay before Oshiomhole took over the mantle of leadership from the PDP.
“The People were suffering from serial abuse in the hands of the PDP before he came, but today, Oshiomhole has changed that.
“Edo was not a rich state six years ago but today, the state is in the front line. Oshiomhole’s developmental strides saw the people speaking with one voice when he recorded an unprecedented electoral victory in 2012,” he stated.
The six years anniversary rally was witnessed by the Presidential aspirants of the APC, Mohammadu Buhari, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and Chief Rochas Okorocha.
Also in attendance were former governors of Lagos and Ekiti States, Asiwaju Tinubu and Olusegun Oni, former governor Timipriye Silva of Bayelsa State and the national chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun among others