Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said the news of the release
of 21 Chibok girls reportedly abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents may as
well be one of the Federal Government diversionary tactics, adding that “it
has become the practice of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal
government to divert the attention of Nigerians each time it goofs.”
The governor said the report could be a way to shift attention from the
last week assault on our judges and the Judiciary by federal government ,
which has been widely condemned.
Reacting to the reported release of 21 out of the 219 students reportedly
abducted from their dormitory bed in Chibok community, Borno State on
April 14, 2014, through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and
New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said; “Nigerians are no longer
interested in the lies and make believes of the APC led federal government.
Rather, Nigerians want the economy fixed and food on their tables.”
He said Nigerians should wait to see the set of girls said to have been
released this time around before drawing any conclusion.
“As for me, I keep my fingers crossed on this reported release of 21 Chibok
girls. This is because we were once told by this same government that one
of the girls was released and the girl, who was supposed to be writing
Physics WAEC examination then could not speak one sentence in English.
“Again, it was reported yesterday that Boko Haram bombed Maiduguri, Borno
State and killed more than 10 people. How the same Boko Haram insurgents
that bombed Maiduguri yesterday could release 21 Chibok girls today is a
question Nigerians must ask.
“Until proved otherwise, the story still appears like one of the
diversionary tactics of the federal government,” he said.
Speaking further, Governor Fayose said; “The economy deserves more
attention than all these lies and propaganda.
“We have heard enough stories on corruption, the federal government should
give Nigerians food. The people are suffering and their sufferings must be
attended to by the federal government.
“Propaganda, cheap lies and diversionary tactics must give way for serious