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General Muhammadu Buhari Reacts to Boko Haram’s Mention of His Name as Member of Mediation Group



On Thursday November 1st 2012, the radical Islamic sect, Boko Haram made a surprise announcement, saying they were ready to ceasefire if the conditions they stated were met. Among the conditions was that they wanted to dialogue with the Federal Government of Nigeria in Saudi Arabia and they mentioned the names of those who would form the mediation group.

Prominent on that list is the national leader of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and former President of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari.

While Nigerians are still digesting the news and debating on whether the Federal Government should succumb to their demands, General Buhari, through the National Publicity Secretary of his party has reacted to his name being mentioned as one of the mediators.

Below is a press statement from his party absolving himself from any connection to the sect and the insurgency against the Nigerian nation. You might need a dictionary to understand it fully but please read it and share your thoughts.


Our attention, in the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), to a widely publicized news that our National Leader, General Muhammadu Buhari (GMB) has been appointed to take part in a Boko Haram/Federal Government parley. As a Party, we are convinced that this is the latest gambit in the desire of this organically corrupt PDP-led Federal Government in diverting the attention of the unsuspecting Nigerian public from the on-going massive looting of their common patrimony. Without any scintilla of equivocation, General Muhammadu Buhari has never been directly or remotely connected with any insurrection or insurgency against the Nigerian Nation and her people.

He remains the quintessential Patriot that continues to magnetize the very best across the ethno-religious boundaries within the Nigerian nation-space. As we have stated in an earlier communication, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), as a corporate entity, is the harbinger of the insecurity travails of the Nigerian People for the sole reason of ensuring perpetuity in governance. From recollection of events of the last two years, there are three variants of the Boko-Haram: the original Boko-Haram that is at daggers drawn with the Nigerian authority for the extra-judicial killing of their leader; the criminal Boko-haram that is involved in all criminality for economic reasons and of course, the most lethal of all, the Political Boko-Haram-which this PDP-led Federal government represents.

The President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan had once alerted the Nation of the ubiquitous presence of Boko-Haram
in his government- a fact aptly amplified by his erstwhile National Security Adviser, General Andrew Azazi. Undoubtedly, the latest revelations by the State Security Services (SSS) on the complicity of the top echelon of the PDP leadership in Boko Haram activities aptly bear testimony of the noxious subterfuge to extirpate the essence of our Nationhood.

Finally, we call on all Nigerians to reject this latest deceptive ploy by this PDP-led government and demand for more transparency in the governance of the Nation. As a Party, we remain unfazed by the cheap propagandist endeavours of the PDP, knowing that Nigerians are the best judge of the under-performance of this regime.
God bless Nigeria.

Rotimi Fashakin (Engr)
National Publicity Secretary, CPC.
(Friday, November 02, 2012)

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. sauce

    November 2, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Nigerians and big grammar!. Can’t you convey your message without using big words ?. I tire for una o

    • ony_ema

      November 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      Honestly, they lost me at “latest gambit of this organically corrupt PDP-led government” or whatever the heck they were trying to say.

      Nigerians!! Use less words, focus on communicating sensibly instead!!!

  2. Motunrayo

    November 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I have a headache from reading this epistle. Abeg where is my tylenol?

  3. Afam

    November 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I think Rotimi fashakin was not in ANPP when BUHARI was there and under his watch as their leader bok haram was formed by ALI MODU SHERRIF,ALI ndume was an ANPP member until last election he decamped to PDP,90% of CPC members today are from brono and ANPP members who formed BOKO HARAM.So why are you calling PDP name here?

    • mulikatcardoso

      November 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      Afam, thank u very much,for telling people the truth, all amjority of CPC is from Brono state and all members of Boko harm and ANPP is total Brono and yobe state people and all full memebers of Boko PDP are just few members of BH,is even cos many change from cpc and anpp to pdp,that makes them have more nr,now in their party.belive u me all big fish from this so call kanuri people are full members of BH,95% of them.

  4. nonye

    November 2, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Na wa o

  5. Sommie™

    November 2, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    What I understand from this statement is that the whole Boko Haram Ceasefire was all acted out, apparently by P-f**ckin-DP. Isn’t it now obvious that Boko Haram is more political than religious? Our bloody dirty politicians are hell bent on destroying this wonderful country, but their evil plans won’t work

  6. Baba

    November 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    So, its still not clear from this ‘press release’ if he’s accepting the role thrust upon him. The gibberish they have released doesn’t make any thing clear!

  7. Shy diva

    November 2, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    This thing they just wrote hasn’t addressed the question everyone is asking. Why buhari of all people?

  8. Amber

    November 2, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Unnecessary grammar.only God knows if the person that wrote it understands it ,abi he did copy and paste

  9. Onowighose Micah

    November 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    The grammar is uncalled for. It does not make any sense writing like this to the public. It simply shows Fashakin is not a leader bcos u cannot lead with these kind of grammar unless you will have dummies as followers. However, the end of boko haram is near.

  10. Ajoke

    November 2, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Ridiculous, I can’t take these people serious. It looks like they just went to to substitute some big words in unnecessarily.

  11. MyView

    November 2, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Can someone translate this in English please? Thank you.

  12. Teacher no teach me nonsense

    November 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    This grammar just too much. Lots of words but to communication.

  13. ezekiel

    November 3, 2012 at 1:17 am

    CPC has not communicated

  14. NNENNE

    November 3, 2012 at 1:49 am

    This BH people got some nerve! After all the atrocities, we have to follow them to Saudi Arabia?
    As they flex their muscles, they should remember that they are not in any way the most influential in Nigeria.

  15. k.jay

    November 3, 2012 at 8:15 am

    wow! ok, I learnt new

  16. John oches

    November 3, 2012 at 8:16 am

    They said a clear mind fears nothin,cpc wants to leads this country n good leadership is all about service so if they are called in this capacity to bring peace to the poeple they desire to govern why this grammer if they are not with…………..God is on our case so let all nigerians rejoys and give thanks to the maker n ruler of the entire cosmos(CHRIST).

  17. chum chum

    November 3, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Please what are they talking about? This peolpe like to cover up things with too much grammer.

  18. Damian eugene

    November 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    What i was offservin here is lyk nigerians ar afraid of sayin the truth while the truth hav reveale itself if we can rememba wat this man who was call buhari says last election after he was won by jonathan he says there will be a very serious shedin of blood, then why ar we still beaten around the bush why cant we go strait to the point that is why if they ar talkin of fighting of corruption in nigeria i always laffe at them b/cos those that ar talkin of fightin corruption they ar the corruption producers so this’s not a first term we had been hearin of these may God 4giv them.

    • maya

      November 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      u seriously need to go back to school! ur english is horrible!

  19. Ayo

    November 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Why Buhari of all prominent Nigerians and why Saudi Arabia? Nigerians should think about this,which mean they have back up of Saudi government to be terrorate Nigerians may God forgive them all and change their minds for good

  20. Teez

    November 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    This article is suspicious, its titled Buhari reacts… but in reality …General Buhari still says nothing….

  21. Anon

    November 3, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    If you call this big English you won’t be able to handle Professor Soyinka’s speeches/manuscripts.

  22. timma

    November 4, 2012 at 5:56 am

    We can now confirm that BH as Saudi Arabia’s connection and backing. Is it not recently that our pilgrims were disgraced/deported ??Well Buhari’s mouthpiece can talk all the grammer he wants but he should remember and BH too should note that all the innocent blood shed to satisfy their evil desires are crying to the Almighty for justice and they are going to get their request granted,Osama was a greater terrrorist today,he lies silent and powerless in the belly of mother earth.

  23. faith

    November 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    couldnt even read it…mtsheeww…

  24. Malam

    November 5, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Pls,fellow Nigerians!

  25. Malam

    November 5, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Pls,fellow Nigerians!Boko Haram sect choses Buhari?!For real?!Toh,Allah ga mu gareka!

  26. Deji Ogundimu

    December 1, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I will be delighted if Eng Rotimi Fashakin could possibly avail me of his contact details.
    My name is Deji Ogundimu, i could as well be reached on facebook and twitter.

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