Wednesday, September 10, 2014

President Jonathan orders removal of all #BringBackJonathan2015 campaign banner

#BringBackJonathan2015 campaign banner in Abuja

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered that all #BringBackJonathan2015 signs and banners around Abuja be brought down immediately saying it is an insensitive parody of the #BringBackOurGirls hash tag which was created to raise awareness for the Chibok girls who were abducted by Boko Haram.

Below is a State House press release...

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has directed that the #Bring Back Jonathan 2015 signs and banners around Abuja which he and many Nigerians find offensive and repugnant be brought down immediately.

President Jonathan wholly shares the widely expressed view that the signs which were put up without his knowledge or approval are a highly insensitive parody of the #Bring Back Our Girls hash tag.

While President Jonathan appreciates the enthusiastic show of support for his administration by a broad range of stakeholders, he condemns the #Bring Back Jonathan 2015 signs which appear to make light of the very serious national and global concern for the abducted Chibok girls.

The President assures all Nigerians and the international community that his administration remains fully engaged with efforts to rescue the abducted girls and that he will not knowingly promote any actions that will fly in the face of the seriousness of their plight and the anguish of their families.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
September 10, 2014

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