Chibok Girls: Presidency Keeps Lying Against Me – Oby Ezekwesili
A former World Bank Vice President and arrowhead of the #BringBackOurGirls group in Nigerian, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has that all manner of lies are being thrown at her because of her resolve to advocate for the release of the over 200 girls abducted from Chibok more than three months ago.
She was speaking in reference to the allegation by President Goodluck Jonathan that the #BringBackOurGirls group which she spearheaded was responsible for the refusal of the parents of the abducted girls to meet with him.
The President had in a statement signed on his behalf by his Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe stated that the group asked the parents to decline the invitation of the president for a meeting.
“The meeting was scheduled for 4pm today (on Tuesday) at the instance of the request that was made by Malala and the President graciously agreed within 24 hours to meet with them (the parents.)”, Okupe said. “But unfortunately the #BringBackOurGirls leadership prevailed on the parents of the girls and stopped them from coming, Okupe said in an earlier press briefing before the statement he signed for the president was sent to media houses.
But Madam Oby as she is fondly called refuted the allegations by the president, adding that they are lies thrown at them to divert their focus from campaigning for the release of the abducted girls.
In a terse response through a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, the former World Bank Vice President for Africa, Oby Ezekwesili, wondered why the Presidency keeps stooping so low to throw mud on her and the group and peddle falsehood.
“At every turn of our ADVOCACY for our #ChibokGirls all manner of LIES are thrown at us to DIVERT our FOCUS. Why? Just #BringBackOurGirls.”
“The people of #Chibok are OBVIOUSLY HURTING. None of us – I, being the least – has any RIGHT to MAKE DECISIONS for them. Why LIE against me?”
#ChibokCommunity said they DO WANT A MEETING wt President & that THEY only asked for a RESCHEDULING so it is not just 9 out of 219 parents.
God FORBID that I join them in making #ChibokGirls the PAWNS of their wicked and revolting politics. Let the Almighty Arise for our GIRLS!
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