Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State, has said the news of the release of 21 Chibok girls “reportedly abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents may as well be one of the Federal Government diversionary tactics.”
The governor said that whenever the FG goofs, it tries to divert the attention of Nigerians. He said the report of the girls’ release could be a way to shift attention from last week’s “assault on our judges and the Judiciary by federal government , which has been widely condemned.”
“Nigerians are no longer interested in the lies and make believes of the APC led federal government. Rather, Nigerians want the economy fixed and food on their tables,” Fayose said in a statement issued by Lere Olayinka, a media aide.
“As for me, I keep my fingers crossed on this reported release of 21 Chibok girls. This is because we were once told by this same government that one of the girls was released and the girl, who was supposed to be writing Physics WAEC examination then could not speak one sentence in English.
“Again, it was reported yesterday that Boko Haram bombed Maiduguri, Borno State and killed more than 10 people. How the same Boko Haram insurgents that bombed Maiduguri yesterday could release 21 Chibok girls today is a question Nigerians must ask.
“Until proved otherwise, the story still appears like one of the diversionary tactics of the federal government,” he said.
The Ekiti governor said that “the Nigerian economy deserves more attention than all these lies and propaganda. We have heard enough stories on corruption, the federal government should give Nigerians food. The people are suffering and their sufferings must be attended to by the federal government.
“Propaganda, cheap lies and diversionary tactics must give way for serious governance.”