Following the abduction of the over 200 Chibok School girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Borno state on April 14, President Jonathan has been under criticism for his inability to rescue the girls.
Dr. Reuben Abati
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, however, defended President Jonathan as he said its unfair that critics are blaming President Jonathan as being the cause of the abduction of the Chibok girls.
Abati argued that those criticising the President were ignorant of what the Federal Government was doing to rescue the girls.
Abati made his position known in an opinion titled: “Nigeria’s offensive against Boko Haram Charges of a ‘do-nothing’ strategy are misconceived” published by Washington Times.
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Abati however admitted that the concern that had been expressed over the abduction of the girls was legitimate and understandable.
“What is not fair, and which stands out in many of the criticisms directed at the Nigerian government, is the attempt to ignore the issues and argue that President Goodluck Jonathan is the problem.
“This attempt to turn the matter of the abducted girls into a referendum on the Jonathan administration has resulted in a complete misreading of the situation and much deliberate mischief fuelled by ignorance and sponsored propaganda,” he wrote.Continue reading
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