Two eminent Nigerians, Thursday asked the federal
government to take a more decisive action to end
the protracted insurgency in the Northeast.
Former Finance Minister, Chief Olu Falae and
former Kaduna State governor, Balarabe Musa
advised President Goodluck Joanthan to declare
war on the sect to prove that his administration was
not complicit of Boko Haram’s activities.
Falae in his advice said; “I have said it that if I were
the President of the country, I would have declared
war on Boko Haram,” he said.
The former Minister spoke in Abuja with the
Chairman of the Conference of Nigeria Political
parties (CNPP), Alhaji Balarabe Musa, at the
inaugural media briefing of the Credible Alternative
Falae stated further: “There should be an
opportunity for everyone to vote without fear. The
government should ensure that it does not
compromise. Anybody who is disrupting the election
process is an enemy of the country.
“Boko Haram is not only killing people but also
taking territories. I think war should be declared. We
do not know who they are; we do not know if they
are our citizens. So, the government should declare
war on them.
“They are threatening the peace of the country; so,
a war on them is the way out. The solution is to
wipe them out. The government should not
negotiate with them.”
Meanwhile, Musa, alleged that the Federal
Government planned to use Boko Haram to
destabilise the 2015 elections.
He said: “The solution to Boko Haram is that we
should find out who is Boko Haram? Who are the
people funding them? We hear that Boko Haram
was founded for the purpose of the 2015 elections.
“Their plan is to make every Nigerian insecure to
come out and vote. This plan will afford the ruling
party the opportunity to rig the election and declare
itself the winner. It wants to make it impossible for
the elections to hold so that it can continue in office.
“The 1999 constitution says that the President can
only hand over to an elected President. So, if there
is no election, the incumbent President can continue
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is colourless.
You cannot predict it. The Federal Government is
incompetent towards the issue of the Chibok