- CNPP slams Fayose for describing the release of the 82 Chibok school girls as a diversionary tactic orchestrated by President Muhammadu Buhari administration
- The party advised Fayose to pay attention to good governance and look for ways to pay civil servants and pensioners who were suffering in his state
- CNPP also slammed the PDP for condemning the swap of the girls with some Boko Haram members
The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) in Ekiti has criticised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Ayo Fayose over their comments on the release of the 82 Chibok school girls.
Recall that Senator Ahmed Makarfi, the PDP National Caretaker Committee Chairman, had condemned the swap of the girls with some Boko Haram members.
While Fayose described the release of the girls as a diversionary tactic orchestrated by President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
But in a statement by its chairman, Tunji Ogunlola, CNPP condemned Makarfi’s comment, saying he was “playing politics with the freedom of Chibok girls,’’ Vanguard reports.
He noted that the girls had been in captivity for over three years.
According to him, Nigerians appreciate the efforts of Buhari in securing the release in line with his promise in the run-up to the 2019 general election.
Ogunlola said: “CNPP condemns the PDP leader, Makarfi, for playing politics with the Chibok girls’ release.
“They had their own time in power, but lacked the will to secure the release of the girls.”
Ogunlola also advised Fayose to pay attention to good governance and look for ways to pay civil servants and pensioners who were suffering in his state.
Also, the federal government described the statement credited to the PDP as regards the released 82 Chibok girls as indecent, inhuman and ill-timed.
Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that the 82 abducted school girls released by Boko Haram at about 7.04pm on Sunday, May 7, arrived the Presidential Villa in Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The 82 girls were released on Saturday, May 6, after a successful negotiation with a team representing the Nigerian government.
Some details of the negotiation involved in the release of 82 more Chibok girls by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists have been released.
It was gathered that two combined team of military and Red Cross negotiators involved in the negotiation, flew two Boko Haram commanders to Banki town in Borno state in exchange for the girls, while the Nigerian army took custody of the girls who were handed over by Boko Haram representatives.
Meanwhile, watch this touching NAIJ.com TV video of child survivors of Boko Haram activities in the northeast narrating their ordeal.