Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, says the abduction of over 200 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, is a ruse, which is at best, a political strategy.
Fayose, while speaking on Wednesday, said he doesn’t believe that the girls were abducted in 2014 while stressing that there’s been no indication to back up the abduction reports.
While declaring open a two-day workshop on “Political Aspirants Capacity Enhancement” organised by Women Arise for Change Initiative, Fayose said: “Today, many opposition leaders are underground.”
“I don’t think any of these girls is missing; it is a political strategy. Who is fooling who? If you wanted to use it to remove some people, you have succeeded already.”
“I don’t know if there are missing girls but no indication has shown that. It is a political strategy, because I don’t think any girl is missing. If they are missing, let them find them.”
The governor also said some of the #BringBackOurGirls campaigners are using the platform to seek political appointments while noting that human rights groups have been relatively quiet since Muhammadu Buhari became President.
“I’m concerned about the activities of human rights groups. Today the government of the day is obeying court order of their choice, while human rights are not respected.”
“We must talk about government providing cover for criminals. You are now using that person to harass innocent person. You will never have peace when you hide justice.”
“Police came into town yesterday (Tuesday) to arrest political opponents. If you like, demonise me, I will demonise you. I don’t need the police and the SSS (Department of State Services) to walk in my state. It is when you are not popular that you walk with police.”
“Any government that rises against me, that government will come down. I’m Peter the rock. By engaging me, you make me more popular and relevant and then court sympathy. I’m one person that is going places. That is why all these challenges are against me.”