The group criticised President Goodluck Jonathan's 54th independence anniversary speech, claiming that the president did not say anything about the missing Chibok girls.
It's a sad state of affairs when the president of a country forgets about more than 200 girls taken captive and most likely severely abused. My fear is that he's given up and has no plans to bring the girls back, leaving them to their own defenses. How can the world keep from forgetting them when their own president has?
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Melaye observed that the Nigerian constitution conferred on the President the status of a "father and as such, he should be concerned about the welfare of the people in line with section 14 of the constitution."
He said, "I want to say that the president's speech this morning is not different from the one he has been giving before. It has become a normal tradition. Unfortunately, he did not say anything about the missing Chibok girls. This is calamitous and painful."
Melaye alleged that President Jonathan is not doing enough to fight corruption, and called on him to urgently bring an end to insurgency in the country, stressing that there could not be any meaningful development without security of lives and property of the citizenry.