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FG behaving as if Leah Sharibu doesn’t exist –CUPP



The Coalition of United Political Parties has expressed concern over the Federal Government ’ s alleged silence over Leah Sharibu who is still being held captive by Boko Haram .
Saturday PUNCH reports that Sharibu was one of the 110 pupils of Government Girls ’ Science and Technical College , Dapchi , Yobe State, abducted by the insurgents in 2018 .

The terrorists freed others but held on to Sharibu because she refused to renounce her Christian faith .

The Deputy National Spokesman for the CUPP , Mark Adebayo, told Saturday PUNCH on Friday that she might be released “ a few days to the elections to score a political point ” .

He said , “ As a parent , I am personally saddened by the manner of the abduction of the Dapchi girls . Politics apart , it was such a poor and fatal attempt at image laundering for a clearly failed government. Till date , the government has not been able to dispel the rumour of its collaborative culpability in the abduction of those helpless kids .

“ Any doubts about the authenticity of that allegation and suspicion were removed when the terrorists returned the kids in a convoy ride back into Dapchi exactly 30 days after the abduction. ”

He added , “ I have a feeling that Leah is being used as a political bait. The government may arrange her freedom a few days to the election to score a political point . But it matters not , just get her released and stop behaving like Leah Sharibu doesn ’ t exist .

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“ The Muhammadu Buhari government treats Leah Sharibu’ s case as closed . That is an extremely unthinkable treachery against a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria . ”

Adebayo also faulted what he described the precarious security situation in Nigeria and “ government ’ s cluelessness ” .

He said , “ The question you should ask yourself is , why do our soldiers have to always be on the defensive while Boko Haram is often on the offensive ?”
He added , “ Instead of the military high command to launch a massive attack against the terrorists, they are organising a python dance across the country , which is a poorly concealed ploy to use the military to rig the presidential election through voter apathy.

“ The open rigging of the Ekiti and Osun states elections is still fresh in our memories , especially the instigated violence that accompanied those elections. ”