The chairman of the Chibok Community, Hosea Tsambido, has cried out in regret, why the people of the community voted for President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 general elections.
He expressed his regrets in Abuja during a protest rally by members of the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG), movement and people from Chibok community resident in Abuja on Monday.
Tsambido bemoaned the President Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC), government failure to take measures that will ensure the rescue of the over 200 school girls kidnapped by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, in their school in Chibok, Borno State, in 2014.
While he said that members of the Chibok community and BBOG voted massively for Buhari as against his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, he lamented that none of the promises made to the people, during the electioneering campaign that saw Buhari emerged president has been kept.
“They tell us that our girls seen in the latest video were merely an arrangement. No one has spoken to the family of any of the Chibok girls since the last video was released by the terrorists. We regret our votes. We regret it.
“We were promised that the president would visit Sambisa, after becoming president. We were also told that within two weeks our girls would be rescued. But over one year now, there is no tangible statement about our girls. The presidency has stated instead that it is confused,” Tsambido said.
The BBOG group, having announced recently that it will be embarking on a fresh 14-day campaign to re-energise the clamour for the rescue of the girls, on Monday protested in Abuja, but were denied access to the Presidential Villa by a combined team of security personnel.
The group which chanted “No more excuses,” as they protest, says Buhari’s government has ran out of excuses for not being able to rescue the adopted girls.
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