The governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose, has alleged that the abduction of the Chibok girls in 2014 was nothing but “mere political propaganda” meant to oust the then president, Goodluck Jonathan.
Speaking on Wednesday while declaring open a two-day workshop on “Political Aspirants Capacity Enhancement” organised by Women Arise for Change Initiative, Governor Fayose claimed that no pupil was abducted by Boko Haram from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State but that the All Progressives Congress (APC) used the situation to defeat Jonathan.
“I don’t think any of these girls is missing; it is a political strategy. Who is fooling who? If you wanted to use it to remove some people, you have succeeded already.
“I don’t know if there are missing girls but no indication has shown that. It is a political strategy, because I don’t think any girl is missing. If they are missing, let them find them.
“You can’t get what is not missing. The cries over missing girls were just a political strategy. What could Boko Haram have used to carry those girls? However, if truly missing, they should be recovered. One thing I know is that what is not missing you cannot get.”
The governor also took it out on the #BringBackOurGirls campaigners, saying many of them are using it to look for appointments.
Speaking on many human rights groups who had decided to keep quite since President Muhammadu Buhari came on board, he said:
“I’m concerned about the activities of human rights groups. Today, many opposition leaders are underground. Today the government of the day is obeying court order of their choice, while human rights are not respected.
“We must talk about government providing cover for criminals. You are now using that person to harass innocent person. You will never have peace when you hide justice.”