…But For Reelection Campaign
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has visited Maiduguri, the capital city of Bornor State where over 200 school girls were kidnapped last years for the first time since 2013.
The visit, however, was not to commiserate with families of the missing teenagers, as it would be expected by the rest of the world, it is for political campaign towards the reelection of the Peoples Democratic Party –PDP, candidate in the forthcoming presidential election.
Jonathan was accompanied by over 200 soldiers led by the chief of defence staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh to the troubled northeastern state Thursday.
The president was received at the airport by the state governor Kashim Shettima at about 3:00pm local time.
It would be recalled that a proposed visit to Chibok, where 276 school girls were kidnapped last year was cancelled by the Federal Government, sighting ‘’security’’ reason last May.
Meanwhile, Thursday’s visit will raise further questions over the manner the president is treating the issue of the kidnapped girls.
Many leaders across the globe have criticized Jonthan’s response to the plight of the girls.
Only on Wednesday, South African lawmaker and Youth leader, Julius Malema condemned Jonathan’s comment against terrorist attacks in France, saying the Nigerian leader has not done anything about the menace of Boko Haram in his own country.