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Chibok girls: Jonathan can't resign, says Anenih

By The Citizen
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The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, yesterday lampooned the opposition parties for calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to resign as a result of the abduction of 276 girls by Boko Haram.

Anenih, who made his position known in a statement in Abuja, faulted some opposition leaders for demanding Jonathan's resignation, adding that no President could have done better within constitutional limit than Jonathan had done in handling the insurgency in the Northeast.

' I also understand the anger that has been expressed through the global #BringBackOurGirls movement and wish to state that President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are fully committed to ensuring the safe return of our daughters.

'I must, however, deplore the situation where some opposition politicians have tried to make political issues out of it by calling for the resignation of President Jonathan over a group that is waging war against the Nigerian state.

'Such behaviour is unbecoming of patriotic citizens of a democratic nation like Nigeria.  When militants gunmen attacked a shopping mall in Kenya, killing many people and holding many others hostage, the opposition leader, Rahila Odinga, stood right beside the President, Uhuru Kenyatta, while the latter was addressing Kenyans on the dastardly attack.

'We are all witnesses to the fact that when al-Qaeda attacked the United States of America and the United Kingdom, citizens of those countries, irrespective of political affiliations, closed ranks and supported their respective Governments in their fight against the perpetrators of terror.  In these specific cases, political opponents did not ask their President/ Prime minister to resign,' he said.

Anenih said no Nigerian President could have done better in addressing Boko Haram within