Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Ita Enang, on Thursday accused the All Progressives Congress of politicizing Nigeria’s problem by sponsoring the current unending protests over the 234 abducted School girls in Chibok , Borno State, across the country.
The statement reads,”It is not the ceaseless rallies on the streets especially in APC controlled states and the one being repeatedly carried out in Abuja at days interval by a particular group , or wearing of red dresses that will lead to the release of these girls by their abductors or their needed rescue from captivity by government forces .
“These APC politicians or sympathizers engineering these ceaseless rallies in some parts of the country over the abducted Chibok school girls have lost the usually needed hearts of Mothers and Fathers by openly and practically politicizing a national problem of high magnitude.
“This issue ordinarily supposed to make all hands to be on deck in the country across sentimental lines of politics, religion and ethnicity towards the best way of reusing the girls fast from their mindless abductors”
In a statement issued in Abuja, Enang alleged that the opposition party was using the protests to score cheap political points and not in anyway joining the federal government and genuinely concerned Nigerians in finding ways of rescuing the girls.
The PDP stalwart who is representing Akwa-Ibom North East at the National Assembly insisted that the rallies alone were not capable of rescuing the girls.
Enang added that instead of the rallies , Nigerians across the various divides should join the government and in particular the security forces in the rescue efforts already being carried out by words of encouragement to the security forces and not that of condemnation.
He also urged Nigerians to give out any vital information at their disposal to the relevant agencies to win the ongoing war against insurgency and terrorism in the country.
He said , “If it is through negotiation as proposed by the leader of the Boko Haram Insurgency, Abubakar Shekau, that would bring about the release of the girls, government should explore it.
“I don’t believe that we don’t negotiate with terrors, what is important is having these girls back by whatever means so as to save their parents from the devastating trauma they must have been passing through since the abduction of their children about six weeks ago”.