Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the report of
the discovery and release of 82 additional Chibok girls from Boko
Haram captivity as diversionary tactics aimed at diverting attention
away from the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The governor said; What is not missing cannot be found. Despite the
strenuous efforts at cover-up, discerning Nigerians understand that
the stories do not add up.”
In a press statement released in Ado-Ekiti, on Sunday by his Chief
Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, the governor said it had become
the pastime of the Buhari Presidency that each time it was under fire
for under-performing or had serious issues it could not sufficiently
explain to the people, “it resorts to flying dubious kites and selling
cheap dummies to distract the people and obfuscate the issue at hand”.
“Right now, a matter of urgent national importance arresting the
attention of all and sundry is that of the President’s health. While I
continue to pray, in conjunction with other Nigerians, for the
President’s quick recovery, I condemn without equivocation this
shameless playing on the intelligence and psyche of Nigerians taking
undue advantage of the vexed issue of the so-called Chibok girls.
“It has become the style of this government to distract attention but
the truth will be told some day.
“The questions are; Which Chibok girls are they talking about? Chibok
girls who purportedly were writing Physics WAEC examinations but
cannot speak simple English? Chibok girls who were shielded from the
media? Till today the media have not been allowed access to the
so-called Chibok girls.
“When is the next batch of Chibok girls coming? When is the next make-believe?
“When there is the need for another cover-up, distraction and
diversion of the people’s attention and focus, they will fly their
usual kite and sell the self-same jaded dummy”, he added.
Saying that this penchant of the Buhari presidency has now become “a
comical and circus show; and a theatre of the absurd”, Fayose enjoined
Nigerians to, however, keep hope alive and not be despondent.
“Keep hope alive because there will be a new dawn in our country
sooner than later. The hunger and suffering in the land are at an
unprecedented level right now while the cluelessness and incompetence
of this government beggars believe.
“In addition, the intolerance of this government and the way they are
trampling people’s rights, and abridging their freedoms and liberties
bring echoes of the dictatorship and autocracy of Gen. Buhari’s first
coming in 1985.
“It is very unfortunate that we brought ourselves to this sorry passé.
I sounded warnings which, unfortunately, were not heeded but, then,
there will be a new dawn for Nigeria very soon”, he added.