A senior member of the European parliament Frank Obermayz, asked the European Commission to probe the allegation by an Austrian politician that Boko Haram is being funded by the APC Governors with funds received from the European Union.
He claimed the Nigerian leading opposition party has political and financial ties to the terror group. “Many policy makers in Europe are unfortunately often too careless when it comes to contacts and financial support for associations and political parties, which in reality [are] front groups and so often opens the door for radical Islamist groups to the European institutions act,” he said.
He said leading figures of APC “are always associated with radical Islam and its terrorist groups”. Naming states being governed by the APC in the north-east, he said the aid was being channelled to financing terror.
Obermayr recalled that General Muhammadu Buhari, “also the most important man of the APC”, told The Guardian of London in 2001 that Sharia should be introduced all over Nigeria, even “in the Christian-dominated south”. The MP asked EU election observers to examine the relationship between parties and terrorist groups in Nigeria and draw “appropriate conclusions”.
APC has consistently denied allegations of funding Boko Haram, saying they are politically motivated in its endless confrontations with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).