Posted by News Express | 16 May 2014 | 3,255 times
Protesters in Abuja on the April 14 abduction of over 200 pupils of the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, have given President Goodluck Jonathan until Monday to address them on the abduction or face a mega march of protesters to the Villa.
They vowed to mobilise protesters from all the states for a mega rally to the Aso Rock Villa for the rescue of the innocent girls.
The protesters wrote a letter to Dr. Jonathan with a caveat that he should address protesters demanding the girls’ rescue.
They vowed to mobilise protesters at the end of 48 hours, if Dr. Jonathan does not respond.
A former Education Minister, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, spoke for the protesters yesterday at a gathering in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
She said the government had not taken any action so far to earn the people’s trust that it was serious about the rescue.
According to her, the protest against the abduction of the Chibok girls is a way of fixing the mess within the Federal Government.
Dr. Ezekwesili said: “This is a whole new exercise of Nigerians coming together and demanding accountability. We are still waiting for the response of the Presidency concerning the letter we wrote to him. We will give him 48 hours to see if there will be a responds.
“If the response does not come by 48 hours, then we will be forced to march up to him. Between now and (next) Tuesday, we will demand representatives from all the states; we will engage in massive mobilisation of women across Nigeria. The various chapters of #BringBackOurGirls in all the states for a mega rally.
“If we do not hear from the President by Monday, we will be forced to have a mega march on Tuesday to the Presidential Villa.”
The protesters are also planning to visit Chibok, to “listen to the groaning parents.”
Dr. Ezekwesilis said the group would march to the Nigerien, Chadian and Cameroonian embassies in Abuja.
•Text courtesy of The Nation. Photo shows #BringBackOurGirls leader, Oby Ezekwesili.
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