National Social Contract Initiative (NSCI) cautioned against linking the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan to the twin bomb explosions that rocked the city of Kaduna on Wednesday, allegedly carried out by suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
In a statement today, the group condemned the masterminds of the deadly blasts, but advised opponents of the Jonathan administration to desist from playing politics with the security challenges facing the nation.
“The linking of President Jonathan and his government to the alleged assassination attempt on General Muhammadu Buhari is unwarranted, malicious and a calculated smear campaign by opponents of the President to cast aspersions on President Jonathan ahead of the 2015 general elections.
“Since the President came to power, his government has never been associated with any evil plans against ‘Politically Exposed Persons’ in the country. Rather, he has been a victim of vicious, misguided and unrelenting attacks from certain elements within the country bent on truncating his re-election as President for selfish and sectional interests.”
The group said that if reports that the leader of the terrorist Boko Haram group, AbubakarShekau had in the past threatened to kill some prominent Northern leaders, including General Buhari are anything to go by, it is clear that the Boko Haram sect has a wicked plan to plunge the nation into disaster and chaos.
The group gave gratitude to God for sparing the lives of Gen. Buhari and Sheikh DahiruBauchi, even as it cautioned that the terror attack in Kaduna and other places should not be politicized by Nigerians.
“Instead, all efforts must be geared towards assisting the Federal Government end the insurgency. “ [myad]