Rescue of Chibok Girls: Obasanjo Is Not Sincere ––Presidency

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In Nigeria today, any one who tries to help the government in the rescue of the Chibok girls is called names and by all means he or she is disregarded, so long as you are not in their good books. The Presidency did it to the Australian government and now they her using same approach on President Olusegun Obasanjo.


The thinking in government circles is that Obasanjo is not sincere in his widely-publicised plan to intervene in the rescue of the over 200 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok, Borno State.

Obasanjo was reported last week as saying that he had links with Boko Haram, the group holding the girls, and that he needed a go-ahead from the Federal Government before he can go all out to meet them. Not too long ago, Obasanjo said he was still waiting and he had not receive the government’s go-ahead…

But a top Presidency source, who pleaded not to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue, however, told a Punch correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday that Obasanjo was not sincere in his claims.

The source said the former President had yet to approach President Goodluck Jonathan on the matter despite the fact that he had an unfettered access to him.

The source said, “The truth of the matter is that Chief Obasanjo is not sincere in his claim and the government would no longer be drawn into a media war with him no matter the provocation. It will interest you to know that he has not approached the President on the matter despite the interviews he has been granting on the matter.

“Just last week, there was an All Political Parties Summit on Security attended by the President in Abuja, Chief Obasanjo was invited and he did not attend. You will also recall that President Jonathan, later in the day, also met with former leaders inside the Presidential Villa on the security situation in the country. Again, Chief Obasanjo did not attend that meeting.”

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It seems Jonathan is expecting Obasanjo to come to him but he is expecting the government to contact him.

Jonathan’s Government Lack The Capacity To Protect Nigerians
Funny enough, the Presidency who is accusing Obasanjo of insincerity is yet to deploy a single soldier to Chibok to protect the people of the area from an “impending” Boko Haram attack

The Chairman of the Chibok community in Abuja, Tsambido Abana, has disclosed that the federal government is yet to deploy troops in their community despite the fresh threat by Boko Haram to strike again.


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