Chibok Schoolgirls: Patience Jonathan’s intervention distracting, counter-productive, APC says

APC asks that the girls not be named.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has decried the intervention of First Lady, Patience Jonathan, in the efforts to secure the release of over 200 school girls from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.

The party, in a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, described Mrs. Jonathan’s intervention as “distracting, counter-productive and calibrated to scapegoat others with the sole intention of exculpating her husband rather than finding the girls.”

“Make no mistake about it, there is nothing wrong in the First Lady, as a woman and the mother of the nation, playing a role in resolving the unfortunate abduction of the girls, but that role must be within the realms of social activism, not in policy making or conduct of state affairs,” the APC said.
Mrs. Jonathan, during a meeting on Monday with the those involved in the care of the children at the school, broke into tears after lamenting the absence of certain key figures such as the school principal.
She also held a meeting with the head of WAEC in Nigeria, as well as top government officials, security officials, and officials from Borno State on the matter.

The APC, referring to the First Lady’s tears as “made-for-television crocodile tears,” warned that melodrama could not bring the girls safely back to their parents.

”What will bring them back is a purposeful and sustained effort by the Federal Government, which has hitherto been tentative and lethargic. Therefore, enough of the distracting, absurd and overbearing show that the First Lady has put up in the past few days,” APC said.

The party advised the First Lady to stop grandstanding and to get real by leading a protest of other First Ladies from all the 36 states of the Federation from the Eagle Square to Aso Rock to pressure her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, on whose laps fell the responsibility of leading the nation to find the girls, to act fast.

It also urged the First Lady to stop apportioning blame at this time so that all efforts could be geared towards finding the girls

“Our dear First Lady needs to be told clearly that her husband, the President, is the nation’s Chief Security Officer. Our dear First Lady needs to be informed that because Borno State, where the unfortunate abduction took place, is under a state of emergency, her husband, the President, has automatically assumed all security powers. It is therefore wrong for our dear First Lady to be threatening to march on Borno to ask the Governor to produce the girls. That march should be to Aso Rock instead,” APC said.

The party wondered where the First Lady derived the powers to summon elected and appointed officials to Aso Rock to answer her queries over the missing girls. It said by doing so, she was usurping the President’s constitutional role, making him to look weak and ineffective in conducting the affairs of state and also making Nigeria the butt of jokes in the international community.

“The First Lady has summoned the Borno State Police Commissioner; the Divisional Police Officer for Chibok; the Borno State Commissioner for Education, the relevant Local Government Chairman, the school principal and the school gate man, among others. Where did she derive the authority or power to issue such summons? Does she know the implication of forcing security officials to divulge, on public television, sensitive information that could even hamper the search for the girls? How can a Police Commissioner, who is not accountable to the Governor of a state, be subject to the First Lady? Where in the Constitution, or in any law for that matter, is the role and powers of the First Lady delineated or articulated?” the APC asked.

The APC said if the First Lady would not heed the advice to stop summoning public officials to her executive chambers, then the officials should stop honouring such illegal and unconstitutional summons.

The party also took the First Lady to task over her comments that anytime “she came out, like a masquerade, something happened.” The party asked why she did not deem it necessary to have come out in the first few days of the girls’ abduction so that ”something would have happened.”

“Apparently, the First Lady believed, as she revealed on public television and as it has been insinuated in certain quarters, that the girls’ abduction was a ruse aimed at embarrassing her husband, hence neither she nor her husband took the whole tragedy seriously. That explained their delay in acting. Now that the Boko Haram terrorists have claimed responsibility for the abduction and even threatened to sell the girls, the nation hopes that the First Lady and her husband now believe this is no ‘politics’,” it said.

Don’t publish names and pictures of girls

Meanwhile, the APC has condemned the clamour to release the names and pictures of the girls by those doubting their abduction, including the PDP National Woman Leader, Kema Chikwe.

The party said not only would publishing the names and pictures of the girls not help in any way in facilitating their rescue, it would also succeed in stigmatising them for life when eventually they are found and returned home safely.

“These girls, who are mostly within the age-range of 16-18, are children, and deserved to be protected. Any attempt to publish their names and pictures, as being demanded in certain quarters, will stigmatize them for life, against the backdrop of the sex slavery conditions which many fear they may have been subjected to. Therefore, let us spare them any more trauma than they may have been subjected to already,” it said.


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  • Issei

    Mama peace ihope you heard them loud and clear

    • redeem

      when the janjaweeds in APC led by the commander of boko haram-buhari ati tinubu use the left overs of Objs administration to protest–they are hailed by APC–not when the first lady moves into action do we have them panic-and pee in their rotten smelly sokotos-the fear in APC is that the truth about their involvement in the kidnap of the girls will soon surface

      • Wähala

        What truth? Is it not your moron ati illiterate Hippo that are doubting the Kidnapping in the first place, so why is she faking concern? Olodo.

        • redeem

          that she does not eat human flesh is enough for us -that is why she became so emotional with her thoughts for the gals–all alone in the evil forest being raped by those dirty smelly pigs-called Muslims-u cannot have any feelings for humans-when u chew their ears and noses -which u call spare parts in yr pot of soup—-cheers

          • Wähala

            The only known man-eaters were hanged by Abacha… that’s not the topic, today’s issue is centered on our missing girls. Your moron’s cup is full with this ineptitude in finding them, the American are coming… Gott sei Dank! There is Godooooh… Chei !!

          • change 2014-2015

            this same pdp claimed to tell nigeria that their government is cleaned still yet they have not been able to find a lasting solution that is happening in country, and they also claimed that they have power they can use their power to stop all this mess that is going on in the country.

          • change 2014-2015

            the pdp that you are supporting now, i hope that by the time loose election in 2015 you will stop making your nonsense talk on here.

        • change 2014-2015

          this same fg and the lead military gave us fake information that they were the one that recue some those girls that ran away.

      • Phemi

        Move to action in what capacity?Like a viallage headmistress?If you trluy support what she did then,you need a serious mental check!If your relative did that on TV would you be proud of her?

        • redeem

          yes she was able to obtain results–at least WAEC has told us it was the governor who to allow the gals travel to a safe place for the exams-she is more patriotic than the yeye governor from Sudan–abuse her as much as u like–she has made her point–

        • change 2014-2015

          what has the first lady did that will make me to be proud of.

          • cbb

            My friend he ll be proud ooo after all he redeem and dame patient obtained same certs, so hw do u expect him 2 knw if she has performed well or nt? Dey re on d same level

      • Abate Dokpu

        Redeem, I mean Remo Omokri. Okay, Omokri’s troll.

      • Wähala

        The Americans are coming to arrest the Janjaweed bcos your drunken uncle has no clue what to do. It’s then we will know who’s been murdering Nigerians. Olosi!

        • change 2014-2015

          we shall see what is going to be the outcome of the search.

      • change 2014-2015

        it shows how ignorant you are, you don’t have anything to contribute on here, you are on of those people that are mis leading people on this forum just because of your own self fish reason, i just hope that you have not sold your birth right to pdp.

      • Issei

        I pray that may you live the rest of your life just like nigeria under Jonathan

      • Night Crawler

        The state is under emergency, how come over 200 girls in truck pass through soldiers checking point… May God rule your life the way PDP is ruling Nigeria. Can you say amen to this prayer please?

    • redeem

      wahala she has outgrown these baby pancake talks-

  • Abate Dokpu

    Point made. Patience Jonathan is a complete embarrassment to Nigeria. Her “there is God ooooooo, there is God o ooooo, there is Godoooooo” rant has become the butt of internet jokes, not to diminish the severity of the unfolding tragedy. Her controlling attitude is just annoying, to say the least. I wonder how she expected grieving mothers to travel from Chibok to meet with her in the comfort of her home in Aso villa and, in any case, what gave her the impression that she has the authority to “summon” anybody to meet with her? This is coming 3 weeks after the girls were kidnapped. What about showing some concern and compassion by travelling to Chibok to commiserate with the families of these girls? Come to think of it, what does this near illiterate have to offer? My heart goes out to these girls and their families. I pray that they will return home in good time. I am hopeful now that the United States and Britain have volunteered to assist. Left with D – – -, there is no hope. He just does not know what to do. Did I hear you say Clueless? Dumbo? Well you said it. By the way, I SERIOUSLY OBJECT to anybody calling Patience Jonathan the mother of the Nation. Being the wife of the President does not elevate you to the position of mother of the nation. It is earned. I expect to hear from Reno Omokri and his trolls using different aliases.

    • redeem

      God will continue to use her and bless her efforts-APC just wants to use the event with the aid of her Islamic pigs in boko haram to create more confusion–for the first lady we would never have known that WAEC refused to conduct the said exams in Chibok–we are also aware that the state government arranged with Boko Haram and his party APC to have the girls kidnapped why did he write back to WAEC that they will provide security for the students–where was the said security for the gals b4 boko haram struck?

      • Wähala

        Leave God out of your sycophancy. Did God tell her to order the arrest of the organizers of the search for the girls? She has absolutely no role to play with her disjointed pidgin grammer…

        • redeem

          How can a cannibal like u believe in God-

          • Wähala

            I damn sure don’t believe in Jesus of Okrika who died and rose from the dead 7x. Deceitful peity is what she and her drunken hubby are into, not Sacred Wähala, o’jare!

          • change 2014-2015

            plz we need a meaningful comment on here rather than accusing someone on here.

        • change 2014-2015

          this is a first lady that does not know were she belongs too, she just want to be on the media so that they can notice him.

        • Night Crawler

          She wants to be noticed, who knows if she’s the one ruling Nigeria because GEJ is a puppet being controlled by PEJ

      • tunde

        we certainly know which side your bread is buttered. you take sycophancy to another level. how you can even see with your head stuck so far up her ass(and GEJ’s) is beyond me. stop displaying your stupidity by sticking up for what is wrong. I’m sure your mama piece and the otuoke clown already know you are their people, so stop already. Dia is Goddoooooooooooooo

        • Phemi

          LOLOL..CHAI CAHI CAHI!DIA IS GODDOOOOOOOOOO

          • redeem

            yes there is God-watching over the evil activities of the blood theirty pigs in boko haram—at least u heard her say God–and not priiiiiiday-as Buhari use to pronounce Friday

          • change 2014-2015

            when the time comes we shall know the truth, because nigeria knew that this devilish people are in jonathan government supporting the boko haram.

          • Night Crawler

            You mean what the PDPigs are doing, 72 virgins awaits them. May God rule your life the way PDP is ruling Nigeria. Can you say amen to this prayer please?

        • redeem

          this is not about bread and butter–at least it has just been revealed that tinubu has two private jets that flies him about-d globe-a sane leader of a party would have offered the gals a place–in his state-Forgot tinubu is not even from lagos–I mean Osun–not from there either–so where does tinubu hail from–in the south west—-he could have come from togo or Borno for all we know-

          • tunde

            Wow!!!!!!. you give stupidity a new meaning. this the best you got?

          • change 2014-2015

            @redeem is so ignorant.

          • cbb

            Mind u dis is not ignorance… He is jst dull and half baked

          • Night Crawler

            Just like GEJ ordinary stealing people will say its corruption, #AmericaWillKnow President

          • change 2014-2015

            it now clear that it has now shows how most of the pdp guys are so ignorant on here, you just say what you don;t know, which of your leader is more better than tinubu, this same tinubu that you accused was the one that rescue the south west from the pdp so that they won’t turn it to something else.

        • change 2014-2015

          The party, in a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, described Mrs. Jonathan’s intervention as “distracting, counter-productive and calibrated to scapegoat others with the sole intention of exculpating her husband rather than finding the girls.”

          “Make no mistake about it, there is nothing wrong in the First Lady, as a woman and the mother of the nation, playing a role in resolving the unfortunate abduction of the girls, but that role must be within the realms of social activism, not in policy making or conduct of state affairs,” the APC said.

          Mrs. Jonathan, during a meeting on Monday with the those involved in the care of the children at the school, broke into tears after lamenting the absence of certain key figures such as the school principal.

          She also held a meeting with the head of WAEC in Nigeria, as well as top government officials, security officials, and officials from Borno State on the matter.

          The APC, referring to the First Lady’s tears as “made-for-television crocodile tears,” warned that melodrama could not bring the girls safely back to their parents.

          ”What will bring them back is a purposeful and sustained effort by the Federal Government, which has hitherto been tentative and lethargic. Therefore, enough of the distracting, absurd and overbearing show that the First Lady has put up in the past few days,” APC said.

          The party advised the First Lady to stop grandstanding and to get real by leading a protest of other First Ladies from all the 36 states of the Federation from the Eagle Square to Aso Rock to pressure her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, on whose laps fell the responsibility of leading the nation to find the girls, to act fast.

        • Night Crawler

          Please tell him… Madam peace and GEJ has failed woefully

      • change 2014-2015

        you and first lady are deceiving yourself, so you are giving her credit on what she has done, it shows how callous you are, you just want to destroy this country for the younger generation.

      • Night Crawler

        She’s only shedding crocodile tears, we both know she’s incompetent, she and her husband has failed this country, they should leave with immediacy

    • Night Crawler

      She and her husband has failed the country, we really don’t know who’s rulling who in the country anymore, maybe its PEJ or GEJ

    • change 2014-2015

      The All Progressives Congress, APC, has decried the intervention of First Lady, Patience Jonathan, in the efforts to secure the release of over 200 school girls from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.

  • erol brown

    APC should distance themselves from this childish play of abduction of female christain students from chibok area of Borno state.Let the names and pics of these girls be published.This drama will expose and tarnish the image and reputation of APC more.

    • Ay

      @ erol brown … my prayer to God for you and your likes is that devil will use Boko Haram to abduct your daughter or sister or any girl close to your heart. Am sure at that time, you will, as a father, think of the implication of publishing the name and picture of such a victim. I am sure many of you will carry more than enough curses on your heads before this your Otuoke brother goes back to the creek where he belongs

      • erol brown

        Your type will be worse if ever you near ASO ROCK, of course you can’t get there.Leaders are born,they are not made or bought.

        • Abate Dokpu

          Perhaps you are right. Leaders are born. That is the misfortune of Nigeria. Jonathan was not born a leader. He became a leader by accident. His good luck is Nigeria’s disastrous bad luck.

          • tunde

            I totally agree with you. Unfortunately erol brown is not intelligent to understand the irony of what he said. GEJ a leader? Do me a favour. It is indeed Nigeria’s bad luck being lumbered with this guy.

          • erol brown

            Our names have a very strong impact in our life.His name is goodluck and he is a very lucky man.But the opposition and the born to rule elements does not want to see any thing good about this man and this regime.How many of your kingsmen/women,statesmen and nigerians in general has been killed/assasinated for political reasons since this regime?.Do you know uncle Bola ige,fredrick Fasheun,Harry Marshal,Tunde idiagbon,chuba Okadigbo etc.Did these Nigerians die a natural death or were they cut down during GEJ regime?

    • Abate Dokpu

      Wait until your daughter or relative is kidnapped and/or raped and you can go ahead and publish their names and photos.

      • erol brown

        Sorry i didn’t mean to be insensitive to the abduction issue.We are all human beigns.We have been misled and miss informed in this country several times on national issues which ought not to have been taken for a joke.Our so called leaders are becoming more irresponsible every day just because they want get there and get rich quick.Remember the suspended and disgraced former central bank gov.who came out with three different unreconcilable figures in billions of dollars as money presumed missing,stolen at the NNPC.

  • Wähala

    Damn Patience aka Hippopatience, has no absolutely role to play in nat’l security matters. this is not Pitakwa politics where she can order Bipi and her goons to disrupt the functions of state, this is hostage situation involving the lives of minors. That she shamelessly exploited their predicament for personal grandstanding is disgusting & pathetic. She must be caged and returned to the zoo in Aso Villa before she causes further damage to our tarnished Image abroad since the whole World is watching this Chibok saga closely. Moma Piss and her, “They are sharing blood… There is Godoooh!” approach is certainly counter productive just as Lai Mohammed said.

    • redeem

      did she talk to the socalled fulani NSA Dasuki or the service chiefs as the C in C-of the army–what is APC afraid of—she is a mother and has adopted many–one of whom just got married recently–unlike yrs doing break dance in night clubs all over europe to feed u

      • Wähala

        She’s no mother otherwise, she wouldn’t have acted in “There is Godooh!” video. She’s as baren as a stone… Name one of her biological children make we hear!

        • change 2014-2015

          they are just deceiving nigeria with their liars as if they care.

      • change 2014-2015

        my friend accept the good faith that the first lady does not know what she is doing, she was just only weeping for herself not for the girls that were abducted.

    • change 2014-2015

      It also urged the First Lady to stop apportioning blame at this time so that all efforts could be geared towards finding the girls

      “Our dear First Lady needs to be told clearly that her husband, the President, is the nation’s Chief Security Officer. Our dear First Lady needs to be informed that because Borno State, where the unfortunate abduction took place, is under a state of emergency, her husband, the President, has automatically assumed all security powers. It is therefore wrong for our dear First Lady to be threatening to march on Borno to ask the Governor to produce the girls. That march should be to Aso Rock instead,” APC said.

    • Night Crawler

      Well said… She’s shedding crocodile tears

  • Omo Odua

    Now its getting clearer that APC is the master-minder of this whole kidnap saga. Firstly why would they say that the pictures of these girls not be published? If this had happened in a developed country, the first such country would have done is to publish their names. how did APC know that these girls are being subjected to sexual harassment or being used as sex slaves? Do they actually know where these girls are if at all they are missing? Why would APC regard The first lady tears as mere crocodile tears? These Janjaweed set of people are really taking this issue too far, surely they are telling us that they would surely do anything to wrestle power at all cost and by all means. Why didnt Boko haram claim responsibility before now? Why have to wait after President Jonathan declared that they have used every technology available to comb every area in borno but did not find any trait of these missing girls. They know that people will surely start suggesting that these girls may have be held in a house by some politicians, hence they quickly instructed Boko Haram to claim responsibility so as to divert peoples attention. The FG that was supposed to provide maximum security for the people ORDERED schools in the troubled zones to be closed and students relocated to safe centers to write their exams, The governor who claimed the insurgents are better equipped told the school authorities not to relocate the students as HE HAD PROVIDED ADEQUATE SECURITY for the schools. WAEC even said they were reluctant in holding exams in those school but the same Boko haram APC governor assured them in writing that adequate security had been put in place for them to write their exams. Now who are you to blame? We all know the role the APC are playing in this abduction saga, that is why they are shouting that the names of the missing students should not be published. they know that if eventually the name and pictures of these girls are revealed, we may even found out that these girls may not be missing at all!. These are all political ploys to discredit the President and pull him down because of 2015, but surely, the truth shall prevail at the end of the day! These girls may even never be found, do u know why?..because they may not have been missing in the first place! God bless Nigeria.

    • Abate Dokpu

      Hello Reno Omokri alias Omo Odua. You are doing a good job, a lap dog, for your paymaster.You will soon be elevated to replace Reuben Abati or Doyin Okupe. Congratulations in advance.

    • redeem

      they swore to end the boko haram crisis hours after buhari is sworn in-2015-u heard boko haram also swear to kill any Muslim who associates himself with Jonathan–cause he is not a Muslim–BH cannot say the same to atiku–buhari, elrufai, ribadu, timubu, sanusi or fashola–that is APC for u-an Islalmic party

    • change 2014-2015

      it shows that you are so clueless by saying that apc is the master minded people that are behind of this problem, nigeria knew that gej has failed already is now only been diverting issue to the opposition party.

    • True son of the soil

      My advice to you is that your girl child should be kidnap by boko haram so that you can publish her picture for the whole world to see, then you will know whether the girl will ever find a suitor

  • max

    That was why I dismissed APC demanding from president Jonathan to mourn instead of being in a celebratory mood.
    If Jonathan had done that APC would have said that he was pretending that as a president he should not display any emotion being C in C.
    Now it has become an offence to APC for the wife of the president to cry as a woman. When Chikwe asked a question about the release of names and pictures of the chibok girls which have now become a popular demand by every right thinking citizen of this country, APC came out to condemn Chikwe and accused her of being insensitive and callous as a woman.
    What I have observed is that APC is standing by the side contributing nothing towards the search of the chibok girls they are rather dishing out silly criticism of those who offer to help thereby constituting nuisance laced with lunacy.
    Meanwhile the state that has this problem is APC state. Apc has forgotten how their governors display their own drama when they visited bornu on a funfare to wink hook us as an act of bravery.
    Since that nollywood drama performed by APC at mauduguri we have not heard from them again. The question now is what is APC doing as a party to help their governor to bring back the girls?
    APC will ripe their failure to use the occasion of this security situation to prove to Nigerians that they have an idea of solving our security problems but only require our mandate to do it during the next year election. For now APC have not demonstrated to us that they have alternative idea rather judging by their congress we now know that APC is a criminal enterprise full of vampires.

    • Abate Dokpu

      Patience Jonathan did not cry as a woman, that is if she actually cried. Her concern was that the abduction was giving her husband a bad name and she wanted to scape goat other people for her husband’s ineptitude.

      • max

        That could be your own claim.

        • Abate Dokpu

          I suggest that you see her act on Youtube and see if you will reach a different conclusion.

  • clairvoyance

    Well said lai, u sure know how to box those daft in the presidency in the corner. #bringbackourgirls dumbo.

    • Night Crawler

      PEJ – There is God ooo and GEJ – Ordinary stealing people will say its corruption, #AmericaWillKnow President… Mr and Mrs dumbo are clueless

  • arise_9ja

    Association of Political Clowns

  • TrueNja

    Americans and drone are coming, APC leaders are afraid.

  • Night Crawler

    The issue is beyond patience, i really don’t know why she’s calling on governors wife, her husband has failed this great nation, there only after Nigeria 2015 general election which they will fail woefully

  • Night Crawler

    President Obama asked our GEJ(Dumbo) yesterday, over the kidnapped girls, i was told you have set up a committee to look for the girls. Our dumbo answered, Yes Obama. But why do you have so many committees in your country?. Jonathan answered, well, it is necessary so as to quicken action and to give the boys some jobs to do. Obama then went further, but in my country, we have less committees and things are done much faster… Then dumbo agreed and promised Obama to set up another committee to dissolve all the committees… What a government of committee by the committee for the committee…..

  • cbb

    Ofcus she is contibuting a lot by using her grammar 2 lamblast everywhere body, pls she shld be invited again 2 d media bcus is been long she released album

  • Funso Famuyiwa

    The Tragedy of a Nation. Mrs. Jonathan Speaks as she Thinks – in PIDGIN ENGLISH – ” Na you waka………….. There is God ooo” And this from the so-called First Lady for 170 million of us. Ditto her Husband – President Jonathan. He lacks the intellect or gravitas to lead Nigerians. He is way out of his league as president of this country. He is better suited to be the President of the Staff Club, UniPort., or some similar position.
    In bequeathing this “Odd Couple” to Nigerians, I believe there are important lessons that the Good Lord wants us to learn. Among them that – ” Righteousness exalts a Nation, but Sin is reproach to a people”.