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Dasuki: Without our intervention, 2015 election wouldn’t have been possible

Dasuki: Without our intervention, 2015 election wouldn’t have been possible
July 17
11:04 2017
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Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), says the conduct of the 2015 election in the north-east was possible because the government of Goodluck Jonathan had defeated Boko Haram.

Dasuki, who wrote from a detention facility of the Department of States Services (DSS) in the foreword of a book entitled: ‘Boko Haram media war – an encounter with the spymaster’, authored by Yushau Shuaib, a communications consultant, said the government also deployed practical aspects of crisis communication throughout the period of the campaigns.

The 2015 election was scheduled for February 14 but it was later shifted by six weeks, owing to security concerns which Dasuki raised while speaking at Chatham House in January of that year.

In the book, the former NSA said the urgent response of the Jonathan administration to the insurgency led to the smooth conduct of 2015 general election in the north-east.

“In fact, without our intervention in ensuring the defeat of Boko Haram, the electorate could not have had the opportunity to exercise their franchise. It is a fact that we provided peace and stability that afforded Nigerians, especially in the north-east in voting for their governors, legislators and others in the 2015 elections,” he said.

The election ushered in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Dasuki is currently facing trial for allegedly misappropriating $2.1 billion earmarked for the procurement of arms while he was NSA.

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5 Comments

  1. Skido
    Skido July 17, 11:55

    U mean u contributed to ur boss(GEJ)down fall?becos the whole of north east voted against Jonathan.

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    • Tafidan Dogon Daji
      Tafidan Dogon Daji July 17, 12:29

      Listen to Dasuki very well before you pass that kind judgement.What Dasuki is actually saying is that,without the swift action of the GEJ administration,the 2015 general elections would not have been possible.

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  2. Tafidan Dogon Daji
    Tafidan Dogon Daji July 17, 12:22

    Col (rtd) MS Dasuki has actually made a truthful revelation about the fight against the Boko Haram.Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan had actually done well in this regard save campaign of calumny.

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  3. Izzycn
    Izzycn July 17, 13:06

    Nigerians know more than you are telling us, please say something meaningful and sensible.

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  4. Ohboy
    Ohboy July 18, 18:46

    Dasuki did his best in ensuring security in this country, he become NSA when the terrorism is at pick level and many LGA are control by book haram, and under his tenure the soldiers manage to recapture all the LGA back, but unfortunately he has become victim of political detention.

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