Former president Obasanjo has blamed the immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan for trivializing the distress call to rescue the girls on the day they were abducted.
Speaking at an event organized by the Staff Club of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria's former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday, doubted the ability of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Federal Government to rescue the abducted Chibok girls alive, adding that anyone saying the girls would return was simply lying.
Obasanjo’s reaction follows several promises by the current administration that it would rescue the abducted Chobok girls alive. The ex president, however blamed the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, for trivializing the distress call to rescue the girls on the day they were abducted.
He said, "The former president heard about the kidnap 8am in the morning of the abduction but failed to act until 72 hours later and by then it was too late.
Anyone saying the Chibok girls will return is telling lies, maybe some of them will return to tell their story."
He stated that the failure of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 presidential election is a blessing to Nigeria. "We tried, but with Jonathan, it was best that PDP should fail to save Nigeria," Obasanjo said.
According to Obasanjo, the Jonathan’s administration trivalised issues of importance as politics, particularly that of Boko Haram.
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