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Stop distracting Jonathan, group warns campaigners

By Soni Daniel

Abuja—A new group, Men and Women of Action Campaign Team, has emerged and joined the fray to campaign for the release of the abducted Chibok school girls.

But unlike the original #Bringbackourgirls campaigners, the new group, headed by Solomon Akaya, has warned those behind the campaigns for the girls, to desist from attacking President Jonathan, whom they said has done the needful since the abduction saga in April.

Akaya, who spoke to Vanguard, said they had discovered that the sustained campaign by the other Bringbackourgirls campaigners was targeted at embarrassing Jonathan and making him unpopular so as to withdraw from the next election.

Akaya, who was flanked by other officials of the group, pointed out that they had since discovered that most of the campaigners were out to create tension in the land and give a wrong message to the international community about Nigeria and Jonathan.

His words: “We have, therefore, decided to come out and support President Jonathan and his administration to do their best in bringing back the girls and highlighting the major achievements of this administration, which the others have tended to rubbish for their selfish interest.”

The group’s Director of Strategy, Mr. Osa Asemota, who was part of the team that demonstrated for Jonathan on Tuesday, said that there was no need for any group of individuals to turn the Chibok abduction into an albatross for Jonathan, since he has been doing his best to free the children.

Asemota explained that having marshalled out the needed resources of the state for what is needed to be done to free the girls, President Jonathan should be accorded the needed support and encouragement to carry on in the administration of Nigeria rather being unduly chastised for purely political reasons.

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