Simultaneously, his campaign organization asked President Goodluck Jona
than to stop making more promises about finding the missing Chibok girls, and take concrete steps to reunite the girls with their families.
It was reacting to the statement made by the president on Thursday that he believed that the over 200 girls abducted almost a year ago by Boko Haram were alive in captivity and that government was determined to rescue them.
General Buhari ,speaking to reporters on his London trip said:” What is wrong with me to go to the hospital ? Am l not here now ? Aren’t you seeing me , are you seeing a sick man?
“ l just went off for a couple of weeks to rest. That is all that l did, “ he said on whether he saw his doctor in London.
Commenting on his appearance at Chatham House, Buhari said : “ I went to Chatham House, l read an address and there was a question and answer session. That’s all .”
Shehu pointed out that it was getting to almost a year since the girls went missing, and that all Nigerians have had since then is nothing but failed promises and dashed hopes.
He said: “The government began by claiming that some of the girls were rescued, to doubting that the girls were missing, to declaring that they had been sighted in Sambisa Forest, to alleging that a ceasefire and hostage release agreement had been reached with Boko Haram.
“It has been one long, roller-coaster emotional ride for the parents and families of the girls and Nigerians”.
The campaign Organisation also asked President Jonathan to take a moment and imagine that it was one of his own children who had been kidnapped and missing for almost a year.
“No amount of money disbursements or promises or emissaries would assuage the pain and extinguish the torment. All that those poor parents need at this time is to have their children back with them.”
The APCPCO also recalled that it took President Jonathan took weeks to even ackowledge that the girls were , adding that valuable time was lost then. “We cannot afford to still be dillydallying This is one of those times when action is supposed to speak louder than words,” it said.