The Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) said it received with joy the release of 21 of the Chibok abducted by the dreaded Boko Haram, describing it as a confirmation of a serious minded and focused government, determined to secure a better future for Nigerians.
The PPA Delta State Chairman, Mr. Fred Obi, who spoke to journalists in Asaba the state capital on Sunday, said; “When the news of the kidnap of over 200 girls from their school where they have gone to acquire knowledge in Chibok Community of Borno state, the world was in complete anger followed by outright condemnation of the act by the blood thirsty and wicked Islamic group, the Boko Haram.”
According to Obi who is also the state Chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC); “Today we receive with joy the release of 21 of the young ladies. It is with joy that I want to first of all thank Jehovah the Almighty God and His beloved Son Jesus Christ, before thanking President Mohammadu Buhari and his team of security personnel
as well as other well-meaning Nigerians that have in one way or the other contributed to this achievement.
“The achievement has indeed renewed the hope of Nigerians in their firm belief in democracy, that with focused leaders in place, Nigeria will in no distance time be moved from a third world Nation and be rightly placed among the committee of Nations, and that there are political solutions to every issues bedeviling us as a people.”
The PPA chieftain said while every effort should be made to properly rehabilitate these 21 girls that have regained their freedom, government should also do everything humanly possible to see that the remaining girls regains there freedom so as to be also united with their Families and loved ones.
He stressed that one of the primary responsibilities of Government is to protect lives and properties, hence Government at all levels must use this achievement to focus more on the security of the Citizens of this Great Nation.
Continuing, he said: “it is also another opportunity for me once again to appeal to the militants to please give peace a chance and embrace dialogue with the National Government. The National Government should on their part be seen to be open to genuine negotiation putting into consideration the consequences of their actions to the region.
Political solution is always the best option to resolving contending issues in a democratic dispensation, this is why the National Government should immediately withdrew the military from the region and still keep open the options of dialogue.”
“It is indeed a thing of joy for this gladsome news, I urge Government to build on it, as all stakeholders in Governance are advised to innate the building of bridges of good governance It is therefore my appeal to other remaining families to be patience with Government as we now very much believe that the other young ladies will also be freed in no distant time from their captives. Government will not rest until this is done.” Obi added.