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Published On: Mon, Jun 2nd, 2014

Chibok girls: I’m not a liar, Mu’azu replies Borno SSG

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ADAMU-MUAZUBy Lawrence Olaoye

The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ahmadu Mu’azu, has told the Secretary to Borno State Government (SSG), Ambassador Baba Ahmed, that he never lied on his claims on the incidences leading to the April kidnap of over 200 girls from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.

This is coming as the PDP boss cautioned the Borno SSG, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on ICT, Akin Oyegoke, on the need to choose his words while referring to a man of his standing in the society.

Reacting to an online interview with Ahmed, where the SSG described Mu’azu as a pathological liar, the PDP Chairman said what Nigerians need now, irrespective of party affiliations, was to close rank so as to curtail the activities of the Boko Haram Sect.

He said “the attention of the office of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ahmadu Adamu Muazu, has been drawn to a press interview by the Secretary to the State Government of Borno State Ambassador Baba Ahmed.

“In an interview posted in one of the online portals, Sahara Reporters on Thursday 29th May 2014 in which Ambassador Baba Ahmed denied the letter of advice from the Federal Ministry of Education advising the Government of Borno State and other states in the region because of security situation not to conduct WAEC or NECO Examination outside of Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital is a clear acceptance of the lopsided approach by the Government in Borno State to fight insurgency in the area.

“The National Chairman of the PDP ordinarily will not like to join issues with any Nigerian especially not with Ambassador Baba Ahmed but as an elder statesman and a stakeholder in this administration, we wish to state again that for us to win the fight against terror in Nigeria, we must all close ranks irrespective of party affiliations and heed to all popular advice from any agency of government to curtail the activities of the Boko Haram Sect.

“We wish to state again that other states in the region which adhered to this advice from WAEC and the Federal Ministry of Education where able to conduct WAEC/NECO in their States capital peacefully.

“We owe our people the collective duty to protect and provide for them and we wish to once again advice the Government and stakeholders in Borno State and indeed all Nigerians to cooperate with government at all levels to stop this spate of violence.

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