Senior Special Assistant to President Jonathan on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, Saturday [April 18] morning took to his facebook page where he released a statement on the abduction of 276 Chibok Schoolgirls who were stolen from their school hostel by Boko Haram a year ago, 57 of the girls managed to escape.
Doyin Okupe claimed the abduction of the chibok girls was both national and international conspiracy to present President Jonathan's administration as incompetent and hold it to ransom against 2015 elections.
Okupe aide said the in-coming government of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari now has full responsibility to rescue the 219 Chibok Schoolgirls, as the issue would be contained in the handover note President Jonathan is expected to hand over to the President-Elect, Buhari.
Okupe’s statement below:
One of the reasons the chibok girls were kidnapped was to present Jonathan's administration as incompetent and hold it to ransom against 2015 elections.
One of the reasons the BBOG was formed was to sustain and internationalise the embarrassment.
One of the reasons President Jonathan lost the election was a national and international conspiracy predicated on this carefully choreographed and assiduously sustained perception.
One of the issues that will be in the hand over notes will be the missing girls.
What is reasonable and expedient for well meaning men and women of good conscience is to dialogue with the incoming administration on what best new approach to employ to find and rescue the chibok girls.
Not much can be achieved, except mischief, by continuing to flog this administration on this matter.
I REST MY CASE.
July 2014 - Nigerian Military confirmed it knew the location of the abducted Chibok Schoolgirls: