Jonathan Challenges Borno Governor to Tell Nigerians Truth About Kidnap of Chibok School Girls

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has challenged Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima to tell Nigerians the truth about the kidnap of over 200 girls in a secondary school in the state in 2014.
The media adviser to Jonathan Ikechukwu Eze, threw the challenge in a statement issued on behalf of the former President, while responding to a statement credited to the Governor, Thursday, accusing the ex-President of bad governance and poor choices.
The Governor had accused Jonathan as President then of not moving fast to save the girls, who were abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents in April 2014, saying Jonathan did not believe at first when he was told of the abduction.
In the statement on Friday, the ex-President dismissed the Governor’s claims as parochial and jaundiced
Jonathan further challenged Shettima to speak up on the roles he played in the kidnap of the Chibok school girls, arguing that it goes beyond the dismissive claim that “Jonathan thought I kidnapped the Chibok girls.”
The statement reads: “He should be able to tell us if it was Jonathan’s poor choices that led the Governor to expose students of Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok to avoidable danger, in total disregard of a Federal Government directive to the Governors in the three states most affected by Boko Haram to relocate their students writing the West African School Certificate Examinations to safe zones.”
The statement further disclaimed the book entitled “On a Platter of Gold- How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria” authored by Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesperson of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as sore grapes and full of lies and gossip.

Author: News Editor

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