Nigerians urges President GEJ To Bring Back The Chibok Girls Alive, Not To Arrest Shekau Alive

February 26, 2015 9:08 am

“You cannot tackle insurgency for the past six years, now you want
Shekau already pronounced dead by the military alive; of what use is
that to Nigerians? All we are saying is, Bring back our girls alive;
they think Nigerians are fools by bringing fake Shekau to blackmail
General Buhari.”

These are the words of the chairman of the All Progressives Congress
(APC) in Osun State, Prince Gboyega Famoodun who charged the government
to focus on bringing back the more than 200 abducted by
Boko Haram alive rather than clamour for the arrest of Abubakar Shekau
alive.

While commending the military for their recent bombardment of Sambisa
Forest, Famoodun queried the usefulness of arresting Shekau that was
announced to have been killed long ago, adding that there is more to the
call for his arrest alive now.

Speaking at the Osun State Correspondents’ Chapel of the Union
of Journalists personality interview programme tagged “ Point” in
Osogbo on Wednesday, Famoodun begged the military to ensure that the
innocent girls are brought back to their parents safely.

On whether APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari is fit to rule
Nigeria at his age, Famoodun insisted that Buhari is the most eligible
candidate for the exalted position by virtue of his experience.Famoodun who cited the former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela
who became president at age 75, maintained that Buhari is healthy and
competent to rule the country, describing the claim by the governor of
Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose that Buhari is not healthy as a ruse.

He claimed that Fayose who is said to be the protagonist of Buhari
ill-health was just looking for recognition, saying “Fayose is not a
serious person; he is only looking for attention”.

Famoodun said there is no doubt in the ability of Professor Atahiru Jega
to conduct a credible election judging from his antecedents saying that
no reasonable politician will doubt his ability.

His words: “He has conducted various elections and his achievements have
remained unsurpassed, we have no reason to doubt him especially with
the introduction of the card reader that will make it difficult to rig
elections”

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