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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Mu'azu , PDP Chairman , speaks on fate of Chibok girls

We’ll leave the case of Chibok girls in God’s hands —Mu’azu font size decrease font size increase font size Print Email 20.Oct.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Leon Usigbe - Abuja NATIONAL Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Ahmed Mu’azu, has said the ruling party will no longer respond to false claims by the opposition on the issue of kidnapped secondary school girls in Chibok but will, instead, leave the matter in the hands of God. Apparently vexed that the opposition had continued to politicise the incident, in spite of the effort by the Federal Government to secure the release of the girls, the party boss said the PDP would no longer answer critics on the issue. He made the assertion in a separate tweets on his Twitter account on Sunday, saying “we will refrain from making further comments on this issue, but let Allah judge all of us on this issue of #PoliticsOfChibok.” Observing that the opposition had crossed the line on the Chibok abduction and many other issues, Mu’azu added that it was no longer necessary to join issues with them. “It’s true that in politics, all game is fair game, but there are certain lines that should never be crossed. One of such is the Chibok issue. “We were told a certain party has turned the plight of our abducted Chibok daughters to a political issue. How very sad. “Dear Nigerians, our great party is tired of responding to pettiness, lies and propaganda. We have better things to do than that. “Dear Nigerians, pardon us when we do not respond to some of their lies, half truths mixed with propaganda and misinformation,” Mu’azu said. The party chairman, however, assured teeming supporters that the party would continue to listen to genuine criticisms from Nigerians and take necessary actions to correct any wrong step. “Taking note of some of the complains of members of our great party and non-members alike, we will act on some of them and you will see changes,” Mu’azu promised. The party chairman also lauded former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, on the occasion of his 80th birthday celebration, noting that Gowon “is one elder who never takes side when the children are fighting.