The Presidency on Thursday said its longstanding suspicion that the #BringBackOurGirls campaign group was a smokescreen for opposition members to ‘unseat’ President Goodluck Jonathan was confirmed on Wednesday with the presence of some of the group’s leaders at the presidential declaration of Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, made the Presidency’s position known via a series of tweets yesterday.
Buhari had at the Eagles Square, Abuja on Wednesday formally declared his intention to contest the 2015 presidential elections on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
But Abati said the roles played by an anti-corruption activist, Dino Melaye, and the presence of one of the co-conveners of #BringBackOurGirls, Hadiza Bala Usman, at the declaration, were enough evidence of their true aim, which is to politicize the abduction of the more than 200 Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram since April.
See his tweets below: