The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated the Nigerian military for successfully routing Boko Haram from Sambisa forest.
The opposition party quickly pointed out that president Buhari was able to do it because it built on GEJ’s achievements.
The party issued a statement saying that the clearing of Sambisa forest was a welcome development.
According to PDP, “We congratulate Nigerians on this important milestone.
“It has been a long and bitter struggle against the forces of evil that have wreaked so much suffering and hardship on our people in the last few years.
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“We also congratulate the president for his dogged pursuit of the war against the insurgency.
“We are happy that he has built on the efforts of his predecessors.
“Whatever we are witnessing now is as a result of all the efforts and sacrifices of the past and present.
“The insurgents were virtually annihilated.
“The feat was made possible for elections to hold peacefully in almost all the local government areas of all the states.
“We are therefore very much delighted with the continuation of this great effort by the president.
“We also thank the international community for their support and encouragement.
“This is particularly for those countries that have helped in the procurement of critical military hardware.
“The clearing of the Sambisa forest is a critical milestone.
“It is not the end of the war against the insurgency.
“The government and the military must not rest on their oars.
“The hot pursuit of the terrorists must continue unabated and relentlessly until the entire North-east is rid completely of them.”