Sunday, 23 October 2016

Oby Ezekwesili blasts Buhari's daughter

The re seems to be no end in sight in the ongoing war of words between the Bring Back Our Girl (BBOG) campaign team, and the daughter of President Buhari, Hajiya Hadiza Buhari-Bello.

The BBOG, earlier accused the Africa Support and Empowerment Initiative (AFRISEI), an organisation run by Buhari-Bello, of franchise infringement.

Buhari’s daughter reportedly received a cheque of N3.5 million from some stakeholders for the alleged empowerment of the Chibok girls.

A move the BBOG quickly condemned and issued a statement dissociating themselves from the project.

Hajiya Bello-Buhari however issued a statement debunking the allegations of the BBOG, adding that their organisation had broader objectives beyond the Chibok girls.

In a new twist, the co-convener of the group, Oby Ezekwesili, on her Twitter timeline, said “What's hard to understand? From the outset in 2014, @BBOG_Nigeria DECIDED that the Movement shall NEVER be mired in DONATIONS. Simple.”

Adding that “WE, @BBOG_Nigeria DON'T RAISE FUNDS. If your organization is RAISING FUNDS, don't call it "BBOG STAKEHOLDERS". ETHICS matter, not so?”

Adding that “For more than 905 days of advocacy, @BBOG_Nigeria maintained its non-fund raising stance. So, don't drag it into such. IT IS WRONG TO DO SO.”

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