President Goodluck Jonathan’s comments on the Boko Haram insurgency in his interview with the Cable News Network on Wednesday, has received support from his party, The Peoples Democratic Party.The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Friday, said Jonathan was in order when he declared that the Boko Haram menace was not a product of misrule or poverty but a local terror group.
The party also agreed with the assertion by the President that there had been significant improvement in power supply in the country under the current dispensation.
Dismissing the insinuation that the Boko Haram insurgency was caused by poverty, Metuh argued that poverty was not a recent phenomenon in the country and therefore could not form the basis for the sudden wave of unprovoked attacks on innocent people, most of who live within the poverty bracket.
The statement reads, “The President is right and we fully align with him on his position that Boko Haram is not a product of poverty or misrule as some people are suggesting. We agree with him that it is a local terror group.
“There have been successive regimes before this administration but this insurgency increased the same way terrorist activities are escalating in other parts of the world at this time.
“So, it is clear that some people are out to perpetrate acts of terrorism in Nigeria to create a semblance of insecurity, as it obtains in other troubled spots of the world.”