The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused The All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government of allegedly staging the abduction of the schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe State, for ‘political purposes.
In a chat with newsmen, the party’s national publicity secretary, Kola Olagbondiyan, referred to the abduction as a crime against humanity, and called on the United Nations to launch investigations into the matter.
As reported by the Leadership, He stated that the PDP “condemns the All Progressives Congress and certain officials in the Presidency for staging the abduction of the schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe State, for political purposes.”
He continued by saying:
“Our party considers this act as wicked, callous and tormenting; to use innocent schoolgirls as pawns in an ignoble script that was designed to hoodwink Nigerians and orchestrate a great rescue and security prowess of a conquering general, all to push a 2019 reelection bid, is an unpardonable gamble with human lives.
The Dapchi girls’ abduction is a scam that Nigerians will never forgive APC for, he further stated:
“While this failed Dapchi drama remains a poorly crafted tragicomedy; a scam of no equal dimension, Nigerians are not ready to forgive the APC and the Presidency for the torments inflicted on the girls, their parents and the human community worldwide, just to score a cheap political point.
“Nigerians know that the main aim of this devilish act was to delude the public, set the stage for an orchestrated rescue, create a heroic myth and false sense of achievement around the APC administration, and serve as a spur for President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration to contest the 2019 presidential election, perhaps in the coming weeks.
He then went on to say that there is no evidence that the girls were kidnapped by the dreaded Boko Haram sect:
“As a political party, we want to further state unequivocally that by all ramifications, this is a war crime against humanity and gross violation of human rights on the part of the APC administration, all in the bid to push a selfish and ill-lucked 2019 ambition.
“There is no evidence that the Boko Haram insurgents or any militant group abducted the schoolgirls in the first place. Rather, what is evident to all, is the high level official manipulation of security movements in Dapchi; both in the staged abduction, and the returning of the traumatized schoolgirls.