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APC to Jonathan: Nigerians know about your negligence on Chibok girls

Valentine Chinyem

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked former President Goodluck Jonathan to take blame for the abduction of over 200 students of the Government Girls College, Chibok, Borno State, on April 14, 2014, rather than opportion blames to the former British Prime Minister David Cameron.

In his new book entitled: “For the Record”, Cameron had accused Jonathan of not allowing the British government assign troops to assist in the rescue of the abducted schools.

An allegation which Jonathan refuted in a separate statement releases on Saturday.

The in statement, Jonathan branded Cameron as a perpetual a liar, saying the former British prime minister targeted him because he refused to legalise homosexuality.

Speaking on behalf of APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, spokesman for the party, said there was no need for the former president to deny the allegations because Nigerians know of his negligence.

“Denying or arguing against the truth is not going to change anything at this stage. Nigerians already know the story of Jonathan’s habitual negligence to matters of state,” he said.

“The Chibok schoolgirl’s abduction and his ‘sleeping behind the wheel’ is not a story to deny as it is already part of our national history.”

“What is important now is Jonathan explaining to the families of the abducted schoolgirls why as president he did nothing for two weeks after the Chibok abduction and still refuses to take responsibility for the tragedy up till now — except he continues to blame the Chibok abductionsand other failings of his administration on the so-called grand conspiracy against him,” Issa-Onilu said.

“The current administration’s reactions and actions after the similar and unfortunate Dapchi schoolgirls kidnapping is a pointer to how a responsive government should act.

“That Jonathan government was corrupt was actually half of the story. The full story is that corruption hallmarked the successive 16 years administrations under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). It is shameful that anyone is even defending it.

“Corruption is PDP’s political ideology. This fact is already cast in stone. Nigerians do not need Cameron or anyone else to tell us how corrupt and ineffectual the PDP era was.

“As a consequence, Nigerians voted out the PDP administration in 2015 and elected the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration to clear the mess the 16-year PDP administration left the country.”