By Maureen Ikpeama
A Nigerian activist, Aisha Yesufu has attacked the President of the Nigeria’s Senate, Ahmad Lawan, for
saying the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, allowed the Boko Haram insurgency to fester during its 16 years in power, saying that the All Progressives Congress, APC, had over seven years to tackle the insurgency but instead worsened it.
Yesufu expressed her feelings in a post via her verified Twitter handle on Wednesday.
The Senate President had while addressing the Presidential Campaign Rally of the ruling APC, which was held in Damaturu Yobe State, alleged PDP rally, allowed Boko Haram to fester.Lawan’s statement was signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi.
He said, “When Boko Haram started in the northeast, in Borno state, the then leadership of PDP said it was not true. There was nothing like Boko Haram, and Boko Haram blossomed. Boko Haram flourished, and Boko Haram gained ground and took root.”
Reacting to the allegation, Yesufu said Lawan turned the National Assembly into “a rubber stamp Assembly”.
She wrote, “The Senate President who turned the National Assembly into a rubber stamp Assembly is accusing PDP when his own party has had over seven years to tackle the insurgency and have worsened it. Both APC and PDP are failed parties that should not be allowed into the corridors of power.”