Buhari threatens to sue PDP for linking him with Boko Haram

Former Head of State and leader of the All Progressives Congress, General Muhammadu Buhari, has asked the People’s Democratic Party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh, to apologize to him in seven days or face legal action.

General Buhari wants Mr Metuh to retract statements linking him with the Book Haram sect and has asked the PDP Spokesman to tender an unreserved public apology for accusation linking him with the Boko Haram terrorist acts.

The former military leader said that the widely publicized and very serious allegations made against him by the PDP and its Spokesman, Olisa Metuh, to the effect that his utterances were responsible for the current state of insecurity and terrorism bedeviling Nigeria, were absolutely without basis.

General Buhari said that Mr Metuh intentionally chose to misquote his interview in 2012 that the opposition was determined to fight in the 2015 Elections.
“I used the Hausa idiom ‘Kare jini, Biri jini’, which is a metaphor for a very tough fight. But, like the Islamic fundamentalist toga they falsely put on me because they cannot impinge on my personal and professional integrity, PDP apologists deliberately twisted this idiom to mean I called for violence”, he said.
The APC chieftain went further: ”I take very serious exception to this grave accusation against me by the PDP Publicity Secretary. It is a false allegation aimed at tarnishing my image and reputation in the hope of destroying my political and electoral standings, and that of my party, the APC, in the country.”
General Buhari denied having any links with the Boko Haram sect and said that he was not a violent person and that other than his military training; he abhors violence and has never associated with violence.