ABUJA- Godwin Apeh, Director of Communications, the Buhari Legacy Centre (BLC) has called for the resignation of the lawmaker representing Damboa-Gwoza-Chibok) Federal Constituency, Ahmadu Jaha, over his recent comment on activities of Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.
Jaha, who flies the flag of the All Progressives Congress in the National Assembly allegedly said during a plenary session of the House of Representatives last Tuesday that the insurgents were occupying eight out of 10 Local Government Areas in the northern part of Borno State.
Reacting to Jaha’s claim, Apeh wondered why a lawmaker could throw away decorum by raising false alarm on the alleged occupation of the insurgents in some parts of Borno State which is untrue.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja, Monday, the group said the lawmaker was hiding under parliamentary immunity to test how the country will react to the knowledge that terrorists are now openly represented in the National Assembly.
The BLC, therefore, demanded for the immediate resignation of Jaha for openly identifying with the dreaded sect group.
“We had always known that persons in positions of influence and authority are closet Boko Haram members. It is also common knowledge that such persons are in the habit of sabotaging government forces in support of terrorists and that they always ramp up such activities whenever the Nigerian Military is gaining upper hand over the insurgents.”
“We expect Jaha to be brave enough to identify with the side he has chosen in this regard. He must stop pretending to be a member of the House of Representatives and openly identify with the Boko Haram to which he belongs” Apeh stated.
The group stated further that “It is most unfortunate that this lawmaker decided to resort to tales by moonlight to launch himself as a pro-insurgent representatives. By lying that the terrorists control even a square inch of Borno state, or any other part of Nigeria, what the lawmaker is attempting to achieve is to dubiously legalize some portion of Nigeria to terrorists”.