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Ezekwesili Blasts President Jonathan

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Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has condemned President Goodluck Jonathan on his comment over the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

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The former Vice President of the World Bank,  who led protesters to the presidential villa in Aso Rock, Abuja last Thursday, described the president’s response, made on his behalf by one of his Ministers, as insensitive.

It could be recalled that the protest planned to end at the presidential villa was blocked by security operatives, forcing the protesters to deliver a letter of protest they wanted to give Mr. Jonathan to a delegation made up of senior members of the government.

It was gathered that the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Olajumoke Akinjide told the campaigners that the president asked them to direct their protests to the Boko Haram sect.

While commenting on the matter via her Twitter account, Mrs Ezekwesili said the president’s response shows him as a man avoiding his responsibility as Nigeria’s leader.

She tweeted: “Regrettably, the response of our president’s delegation, delivered by Oloye Akinjide- Minister of state for FCT was underwhelming and inadequate.

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* President Goodluck Jonathan

“Should those insensitive and responsibility avoiding words be the message of our president, then I am afraid, Nigeria/Nigerians are in trouble.

“I choose to believe our president did not say those awful things that were read to us concerning citizens’ demand to #BringBackOurGirls.

“Facts are that regardless of afterthoughts that we are now being served by federal government, the institutional response to their fate was indifference.

“It was only after our social media campaign migrated to street marches- chibok women on 29thApril and #bringbackourgirls on 30th – that we saw motion.

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* Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili

“Our pressure on the federal government to act – high priority, coherent, sustained, swift and goal/result specific rescue operation – seems to irritate govt.

“We are clear minded that the pressure we have mounted on the federal government to act is singularly in the interest of #chibokgirls, there’s no stopping.”

As at the time of compiling this report, the presidency is yet to respond to Mrs Ezekwesili’s statement.

It is worthy to note that more than a month after over 276 schoolgirls were abducted by the Boko Haram sect at the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State on 14 April, 2014, the girls are yet to regain freedom.

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  1. niyi

    May 25, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Enough of the politicking of highly affectionate matter concerning Nigerians former world bank vee pee was also insensitive at some point and time in the running of the political affairs of this Country. It is now time to approach the issue with concerted effort, combine social technology with scientific technology to move this country forward. God bless Nigeria.

  2. Peter Asukwo

    May 25, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    This is the time for every Dick and Harry to say something against the President. Ekwesili by her standing, cannot claim not to be aware of what the Govt is doing at the moment to free the girls. Much as we appreciate the trauma the victims and their parents are going through, and the fact that most of our technologically advanced partners are on ground helping, the best reasonable men and women should do is to apply their faith as christians and ask God to help these men succeed and stop parrading at Abuja crying to Jonathan to free our girls as if they were abducted by him.

  3. Ime

    May 25, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Mrs Nwodo should go and sit down. When she was minister what did she do to turn around the Education sector. Is it the president that kidnapped the girls? Why should people be directing their protest to the president instead of boko haram. Is it the president that invited them to the presidential villa? Maybe they are afraid of boko haram. They should go and manage their homes and wayward children and stop exploiting other peoples misfortune and using it to promote their soiled and inactive profiles. Allow the president to work!!! Enough of this charade !!!!!

  4. Ime

    May 26, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I mean Mrs Ezekwesili or whatever her name is, not Nwodo.

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