The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that with the recent rescue of one of the kidnapped Chibok girls by the dreaded Boko Haram, Amina Ali Nkeki, former President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife, Patience and Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose has been put to shame.
Amina was rescued from Sambisa forest on Tuesday by the Nigerian Army after almost two years in captivity.
A statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the South-East caucus of the governing party decried the attitude of the former President, his wife and governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, “who up to date thought the abduction of the girls was a scam”.
The statement read: “‘For if President Buhari has remained indifferent like the former president, His Excellency, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the penetration of Sambisa forest couldn’t have been possible. Indeed the rescue of Amina Ali has put to shame people like the former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan and Governor of Ekiti, His Excellency, Ayo Fayose, who up to date thought the abduction of the girls was a scam, meant to demonize Jonathan’s regime.
“We salute the gallant courage of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, the Nigeria Armed forces, the JTF and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, for their fortitude, resilience and perseverance.
“Our message to the parents of the remaining school girls is that they should bear in mind that with God, nothing is impossible. Their hope should not wane, as we have every hope that more girls will be rescued”, the caucus stressed.
The South-East APC, while giving hope to the parents of the girls added that “On hearing of the news of the rescue of one of the Chibok’s school girls by the military, our hope which faded was restored and rekindled. We thank God for his mercies, for this is the beginning of the return of more of the girls, whose parents have passed through enormous and unbearable trauma”.