Ekiti State witty governor, Ayodele Fayose is in the news again over his comment on the missing Chibok school girls. The governor who has been very vocal about every activity of the APC government, had on Wednesday declared that no pupil was abducted by Boko Haram from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.
The governor said the report was politically motivated to influence public opinion against the Goodluck Jonathan administration ahead of the 2015 general elections.
Fayose spoke while declaring open a two-day workshop on “Political Aspirants Capacity Enhancement” organised by Women Arise for Change Initiative. It was organised for women from Ekiti, Osun and Ondo states.
He 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 took a swipe at #BringBackOurGirls campaigners, saying some of them are using it to look for appointments.
His comment had since elicited varied reactions from the members of the Nigerian public, some are of the opinion that, a person in position of authority like Fayose should be wary of his utterances in public, especially when such has ethnic, religious and political coloration and are a threat to the unity of the country. They further argued that comments made by people occupying high office like governor Fayose are always taken seriously and therefore leaves no room for unguarded statements.There are lots of unprintable reactions on the comment of the governor on the social media.
However, there are those that also shaired the governor’s opinion and have in their conviction challenged the Federal government to produce the missing girls if indeed they ever existed.