The Northern Elders Forum on Monday gave President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan up to October to produce the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram sect or forget his 2015 presidential re-election bid.
The Alhaji Sule Maitama-led NEF noted that the warning became imperative because they were in firm conviction that the insurgency occasioned by the activities of the sect and other related security challenges posed a threat to the 2015 elections and the survival of the nation.
“In the light of our firm conviction that the insurgency and related security challenges pose threats to the 2015 elections and the survival of our nation, we strongly advise President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to bring an end to the insurgency in all its manifestations and produce the Chibok girls before the end of October 2014,” Mr. Solomon Dalung, ex-Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, said at a press briefing in Kaduna on Monday.
The former Speaker, who spoke on behalf of the Northern Elders Forum said failure of the president to produce the Chibok girls and tackle other security challenges in the land, amounts to the forfeiture of his rights to ask for another mandate to lead Nigeria beyond 2015.
According to him, circumstances under which the people of Gwoza in Borno State live as if there is no government was unacceptable.