The ruling party, APC, has said Goodluck Jonathan should not have bothered to reply David Cameron’s claim that he refused the UK government’s help to rescue Chibok girls.
Cameron in his recently released memoir titled ”In For The Record”, claimed some British troops spotted the location of the abducted Chibok girls and offered to help in rescuing them but Jonathan refused.
Below is the sarcastic message by All Progressives Congress national secretary Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu to Jonathan on Saturday night, following his rebuttal of revelations in a new book by Cameron.
“Although, Jonathan is entitled to a right of reply, he shouldn’t have bothered about Cameron’s allegations, talk less denying it” the APC said in a statement by Publicity Secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu.
“Nigerians already know the story of Jonathan’s habitual negligence to matters of state. The Chibok schoolgirls abduction and his “sleeping behind the wheel” is not a story to deny as it is already part of our national history. We may disagree on a number of issues in Nigeria, but there is a national consensus on the fact that PDP elevated corruption to a national culture.
“What is important now is Jonathan explaining to the families of the abducted schoolgirls why as president, he did nothing for two weeks after the Chibok abductions and still refuses to take responsibility for the tragedy up till now — except he continues to blame the Chibok abductions and other failings of his administration on the so-called grand conspiracy against him as he laboriously tries to state in his response to Cameron.
“The current administration’s reactions and actions after the similar and unfortunate Dapchi schoolgirls kidnapping is a pointer to how a responsive government should act.
“That Jonathan government was corrupt was actually half of the story. The full story is that corruption hallmarked the successive 16 years administrations under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). It is shameful that anyone is even defending it. Corruption is PDP’s political ideology. This fact is already cast in stone.
Nigerians do not need Cameron or anyone else to tell us how corrupt and ineffectual the PDP era was.
As a consequence, Nigerians voted out the PDP administration in 2015 and elected the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration to clear the mess the 16-year PDP administration left the country. Our resolve to do just that is unshaken”.