President Muhammadu Buhari’s senior special adviser on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, has blasted the Bring Back Our Girls campaign for “disturbing” the Nigerian leader with their protests over the rescue of the +200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014.
Ojudu speaking in Abuja on Tuesday 20 September 2016, said:
“Since the President came to power, he has met with them thrice. And it is looking like look, you are making this thing appear as if I am the one detaining those girls. I am not detaining them. You are only going to protest to me if I am the one detaining them.
“If you allow the BBOG to go into the villa everyday to carry out their campaign, what time would the President have to do his work?
“Will that not be calling for disorder? In UK, anyone who has something to say goes to Trafalgar Square. The media will meet you there. They don’t enter into 10, Downing Street.
“So, if the BBOG can restrict its campaign to the Unity Square, no body will stop them. But to say that everyday you want to go to the bedroom in the office of the President, that for me is bad.”