Upset Ezekwesili takes aim at Buhari in latest statements

By Amako Nneji November 20, 2015 13:11

Upset Ezekwesili takes aim at Buhari in latest statements

The Co-founder of Bring Back Our Girls Campaign, Obiageli Ezekwesili on Friday, November 20, blasted President Muhammadu Buhari and other world leaders for allowing evil ideologies like Boko Haram and Islamic State to thrives under their noses.

At a day-long summit on “Women in the world – India,” Ezekwesili in a conversation with journalist Rajdeep Sardesai said, “The global leaders need to wake up against the terror groups like ISIS and Boko Haram.”

    “These men in the terror groups are not greater than the army let the leaders of world rise against them,” she said.

Ezekwesili during the era of the former President, Goodluck Jonathan led the campaign to bring back the Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in April 2014.

Immediately after the swearing in of Buhari on May 29, Ezekwesili and her group were accused of going into oblivion raising suspicion that the Bring Back Our Girls Group was politically initiated.

Despite the three months expiration of Buhari’ campaign promise to ensure that the girls were rescued, Ezekwesili and her co-travellers have been further criticized for neglecting the need to hold the President accountable for his electoral promise.

The Unity Fountain, Abuja, where the group usually converged has been deserted by the group, several reports reveal.

Speaking at the function in India, she said maintained that she had kept her hope of getting back the girls alive.

    “I am always hopeful that I will bring back those girls. Hope never dies. It enacts action.”

Ezekwesili, a former Vice President of the World Bank’s Africa division, disregarded the claim that religion perpetuates violence.

    “I do not believe any religion in the world allows killing of an innocent. It is not about religion,” she said.

Talking about the fate of hundreds of abducted Chibok girls, she said the Boko Haram men had strange ideas about sexuality.

    “These deluded fellows have a strange idea about sexuality. They have done things which are an insult to basic human dignity.”

She also slammed the world leaders, saying: “Leaders sit and watch renegade groups become monsters.

    “Leaders who are sitting in comfort zones need to come out of that because citizens cannot wait anymore. They need action to be taken.”

At the time, when the world is under threat of attacks by terror groups like Islamic State, Ezekwesili said, “Every time we lose a single innocent human being, it is a loss to the whole humanity.”

The day-long summit being held in Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi, India   has been organised by Tina Brown Live Media in association with American newspaper, the New York Times.