Ezekwesili did not say that the Chibok girls were kidnapped to tarnish Jonathan’s image.
On Sunday, a post on a news and syndicated blog website claimed that Obi Ezekwesili, the former minister of education, said the Bring Our Girls (BBOG) movement was designed to tarnish the image of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Ezekwesili is one of the organizers of the BBOG movement, which was created to support the release of female students abducted on April 14, 2014 at a public girls’ high school in Chibok, Borno State.
The report, now deleted, says the former Minister of Education said that Hadiza Bala Usman, the suspended chief executive officer of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), was sent to the project by “Fulani leaders” who wanted to remove Jonathan from the power of President Muhammada. Bukhari. to win the election.
“In 2014, I worked on the“ Bring Our Girls Back ”project with Hadiza Usman Bala. I didn’t know that Fulani’s leaders sent her on this project to tarnish Goodluck Jonathan’s image for Muhammadu Bukhari’s election victory, ”the report said. – confirmed Ezekvesili.
“Immediately after the election, she left the project and was appointed to the position of Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA). I now believe that the Kidnapping of the Chibok Girls was intended to tarnish Goodluck Jonathan so that Muhammadu Bukhari would win the election. ”
This statement was also shared by social media users who responded to the message.
Nefertiti wrote: “Aunt Obi has finally returned to us. Ms Obi Ezekvesili finally agreed to be young, naive and used by Hadiz Bala Usman’s APC. Now she has grown up, repented and sees. Unfortunately, Obi blocked me for dragging her across the Mediterranean. Should we forgive her? “
The demagogue wrote: “The kidnapping of the Chibok girls was intended to tarnish Jonathan’s image for Bukhari ___ The return of our host girls, Obi Ezekwesili. She flew blind. “
Raymond wrote: “Community / Senior Economic Analyst and Former Anambra State Minister, Obiageli Ezekwesili wrote that I did the ‘Get Our Girls Back’ project with Hadiza Usman Bala in 2014. I didn’t know she was being sent to Fulani leaders’ project to cloud GEJ’s image. “
EZEKWESILI: I NEVER SAID THAT
The report does not indicate when and where the former education minister made the request. A search on Ezekvesili’s social media pages revealed that he had not posted any recent posts on the topic.
In a statement Monday, Ozioma Ubabukor, a spokesman for the former minister, called the media report about Ezekvesili false.
“Ezekwesili has never spoken and will never be able to make such a shamefully false statement about the empathic campaign he led to rescue the kidnapped girls from Chibok. “Ezekvesili has filed defamation lawsuits against the media and the people who publish and disseminate this heinous fake news, fabricated by those who viciously continue to deny the federal government’s failure in 2014 to respond quickly and save ChibokGirls,” he said. Ubabukor.
“We urge members of the public to ignore the blatantly false, fictional and false messages that are being spread by those who have refused to acknowledge the injustice inflicted on the students of Chibok High School, even seven years after the tragedy. Again, Ezekvesili did not and will never describe the #BringBackOurGirls campaign he co-led to bring justice and rescue the 219 kidnapped ChibokGirls as “a project to entangle anyone” for election purposes. Fraudulent claims are an absolute and evil lie that all reasonable people should ignore. “
Ubakukor said the original author and those who circulated the report have already been identified and reported on Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms.
Source: – Cable
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