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
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