#BringBackOurGirls vs #BringBackGoodluck2015: A distasteful combination

Filed under: Political Issues |

It was two days ago, precisely on the 2rd of September, when i went to the daily sit-out of the Abuja Family of Bring Back Our Girls advocacy group at the Unity Fountain, and saw a very distasteful and unpalatable political campaign where pro-Jonathans organized a rally in support of the President’s return to office in 2015. I saw a group of women, old and young, in colorful dresses and arranged pattern of movements, dancing their heart out and i wondered whether these women, these mothers, has lost it all. Wondered where their sense of sympathy and empathy is and if they feel nothing about the 219 Chibok Girls who are still out there in captivity.

Even though the Presidential Fact Finding Committee clearly stated that 219 Chibok schoolgirls are still out there, many Nigerians still believe that no girls were abducted and that it’s all a political setup. Without doubt, the group i saw dancing in merriment two days ago at the Unity Fountain, those ones that called themselves the “Goodluck Initiative For Transformation -GIFT”, are part of those who believe so and it is really PATHETIC and shows a different of LOST in the country that we live in today. What happened to those innocent Chibok girls whose only crime was the hunger for knowledge, for education, could happen to anyone of us.

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Today in Nigeria, mention the #BringBackOurGirls with PDP and you are called an APC member, mention it with APC and you are branded PDP. Thing is, the 219 Chibok Girls in captivity really don’t care, and neither do their parents who have missed them since 143 days ago. They all really don’t care whether it’s PDP or APC members that brought them back as long as they are back and alive, no one cares what parties anyone is affiliated to.

Let’s all remember, let’s not forget in a hurry, that whatever we do, however we do them, in return, will be how things are done to us and for us when it thus reaches our turn in life. The 219 abducted schoolgirls should and must remain our only priority until they’re all brought back in the safety of their parents arms.