President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has directed that the #Bring Back Jonathan 2015 signs and banners around Abuja which he and many Nigerians find offensive and repugnant be brought down immediately.
According to the statement issued by Reuben Abati, President Jonathan wholly shares the widely expressed view that the signs which were put up without his knowledge or approval are a highly insensitive parody of the #Bring Back Our Girls hash tag.
While President Jonathan appreciates the enthusiastic show of support for his administration by a broad range of stakeholders, he condemns the #Bring Back Jonathan 2015 signs which appear to make light of the very serious national and global concern for the abducted Chibok girls.
The President assures all Nigerians and the international community that his administration remains fully engaged with efforts to rescue the abducted girls and that he will not knowingly promote any actions that will fly in the face of the seriousness of their plight and the anguish of their families.
The campaign team of President Goodluck Jonathan has come under heavy attack over the campaign slogan #BringBackGoodluck2015.
Over the week, the campaigners released a banner with the inscription, #BringBackOurGoodluck2015, a slogan that is perceived to be a mockery of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, which was birth months ago to champion the release of the 200+ missing Chibok girls believed to be kidnapped by the Boko Haram.
Washington Post in a article entitled: ‘This may be the most inappropriate political hashtag of the year’, condemned the insensitivity of the current administration towards the plight of the Chibok girls, saying the campaign slogan was inappropriate.