Emmanuel Osita slams the leader of the Bring Back Our Girls Movement, stating that she should bring back the girls herself. A statement which is believed to be undemocratic and undermines Nigeria’s ability to care for those who have been affected by such happenings.
A sovereignty must be one that can guarantee the security of its citizens; yet it has been almost two and a half years since the Chibok girls were abducted-over 200 of them.
The tears of their mothers have never ceased to flow. Their hearts have been broken and their cries have fallen on deaf ears. It has been one promise after the other, yet not even the presidency nor its well-paid security personnels have a clue to the whereabouts of the girls.
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There is every reason for these women to cry out to the government who alone can rescue the girls. Despite their tears, Dr. Emmanuel Osita has lambasted the leader of the Bring Back Our Girls Movement, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesisli stating that she should bring back the girls herself. That probably is a nice punch line if he were a rap star, but such misguided statement is not new. None of his children were abducted; therefore, it is understandable that he would not readily understand their pain of losing a child to messengers of the devil.
He should however, note that Nigeria is not only for those who have access to the press anytime to say whatever they want to say; it is also for those who don’t have access but have someone to speak for them. Mrs Oby Ezekwesili has shown resilience and consistency in the fightr to bring the issue of the missing girls to the fore, maximizing every opportunity available.
Therefore, it is not undemocratic for Emmanuel Osita to attempt to shut these women from speaking for they deserve or expressing their opinions.