NO GIRL WAS ABDUCTED FROM CHIBOK – GOV. FAYOSE
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday declared that no student was abducted by Boko Haram from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.
It would be recalled that Over 200 students of the school were allegedly abducted in 2014 by the terror group.
The governor pointed out that the story of the kidnapped school girls was politically motivated to raise public opinion against the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration ahead of the 2015 general elections.
Fayose said this while declaring open a two-day workshop on “Political Aspirants Capacity Enhancement” put together by Women Arise for Change Initiative for women from Ekiti, Osun and Ondo states.
Fayose said, “Today, many opposition leaders are underground. I don’t think any of these girls is missing; it is a political strategy. Who is fooling who? If you wanted to use it to remove some people, you have succeeded already.
“I don’t know if there are missing girls but no indication has shown that. It is a political strategy, because I don’t think any girl is missing. If they are missing, let them find them.”
He further lashed out at #BringBackOurGirls campaigners, saying some of them are using it to look for appointments.
He cried out that human rights groups had been mute since President Muhammadu Buhari came into power.
He added, “I’m concerned about the activities of human rights groups. Today the government of the day is obeying court order of their choice, while human rights are not respected.
“We must talk about government providing cover for criminals. You are now using that person to harass innocent person. You will never have peace when you hide justice.”
“Police came into town yesterday (Tuesday) to arrest political opponents. If you like, demonise me, I will demonise you. I don’t need the police and the SSS (Department of State Services) to walk in my state. It is when you are not popular that you walk with police.
“Any government that rises against me, that government will come down. I’m Peter the rock. By engaging me, you make me more popular and relevant and then court sympathy. I’m one person that is going places. That is why all these challenges are against me.”
The governor advised women in search of elective offices to be submissive to their husbands.
The President of the initiative, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, pointed out that the objective of the workshop was to improve women participation in politics and their inclusion in decision making process by promoting female political aspirants and appointees.
She said it was to encourage a more massive political mobilisation of women.
She expressed disappointment that Nigerian women had not fully involved themselves in politics, despite that the constitutional provisions gave them the right to do so.
SOURCE: DAILY POST