Fayose: Chibok girls a ‘scam’

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose on Wednesday affirmed that on that no pupil was abducted by Boko Haram from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.

The governor said the report was a ‘scam’ and it was politically motivated to influence public opinion against the Goodluck Jonathan administration ahead of the 2015 general elections.


Fayose spoke while declaring open a two-day workshop on “Political Aspirants Capacity Enhancement” organized by Women Arise for Change Initiative. It was organized for women from Ekiti, Osun and Ondo states.

He said, “Today, many opposition leaders are underground. I don’t think any of these girls is missing; it is a political strategy. Who is fooling who? If you wanted to use it to remove some people, you have succeeded already.

“I don’t know if there are missing girls but no indication has shown that. It is a political strategy, because I don’t think any girl is missing. If they are missing, let them find them.”

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Governor Fayose also took a swipe at #BringBackOurGirls campaigners, saying some of them are using it to look for appointments.

He lamented that Human Rights groups had decided to keep quite since President Muhammadu Buhari came on board.

Fayose said, “I’m concerned about the activities of human rights groups. Today the government of the day is obeying court order of their choice, while human rights are not respected.

“We must talk about government providing cover for criminals. You are now using that person to harass innocent person. You will never have peace when you hide justice.”

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He added, “Police came into town yesterday (Tuesday) to  arrest political opponents. If you like, demonize me, I will demonize you. I don’t need the police and the SSS (Department of State Services) to walk in my state. It is when you are not popular that you walk with police.

“Any government that rises against me, that government will come down. I’m Peter the rock. By engaging me, you make me more popular and relevant and then court sympathy. I’m one person that is going places. That is why all these challenges are against me.”


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