GOOD NEWS! Chibok Girls Are Alive - President Jonathan
In a just concluded interview on Africa Independent Television (AIT), President Goodluck Jonathan has revealed that the abducted chibok girls are alive.
The President said that Boko Haram insurgents have not killed the over 200 schoolgirls abducted from Government Secondary School Chibok, Borno state.
Featuring on an AIT programme tagged Kakaaki, the president said:
“The good story is that they've not been killed".
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He continued: "They are still alive because when terrorists kill they display. But we can't just move in with artilleries and clear the place because they may use them as shields, so we are working with the global best practices".
The president also promised that Adamawa and Yobe states would be completely liberated from the terrorist group before next week.
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However, he admitted that his government initially underestimated the Boko Haram sect.
“At the beginning, we didn’t really estimate the capacity of Boko Haram”, he said.
Jonathan also said that Nigeria had got between 60 and 65% of what was needed to prosecute the war against terrorism. The president also disclosed that his administration would completely privatise the nation’s refineries to ensure efficiency in the oil sector.
While assuring his government’s commitment to resolving the current fuel scarcity, he said the country had to start refining her crude.
He also dismissed the reports that the recent reduction of the fuel pump price from N97 to N87 was politically motivated, saying it was necessitated by the decline in the global oil price.
He said Nigeria would stabilise in so many sectors in the next four years if he is re-elected.
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President Jonathan also expressed his confidence in victory in the upcoming 2015 presidential election saying the PDP still has an edge over every other party and he was not worried about the outcome of the election.
“PDP still has an edge over every other party, I am not worried about the outcome”.
He continued: “PDP still has better chances of winning a national election."
President Jonathan also indicated that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party is still the dominant party declaring that the opposition party would have fallen like a pack of cards if it did not have elements of the PDP in it.
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He said: “PDP is still the dominant party, there's no polling unit where you don't have PDP members”.
“If you remove the PDP elements in the opposition, it would just collapse like a pack of cards”.
On the alleged plot to sack Jega, President Jonathan said: "I've not discussed with anybody on earth or even in my dream whether Jega will stay or not and I advise politicians not to discuss things based on unsubstantiated rumours"
He again insisted that there's no provision for an interim government in the country's constitution.
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Meanwhile, it will be recalled that a 20-year-old Christian woman shared an emotional story of her meeting with 24 Chibok girls, abducted April 14, 2014, by Boko Haram militants. She confirmed they are alive.