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Girls advocate defends appointment into government

24 April 2015, 08:30Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The founder of the #BringBackOurGirls group, Hadiza Bala Usman, has defended her appointment as a member of the Presidential Inauguration Planning Committee.

The incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari appointed her. 

Supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan believe that her appointment confirmed their earlier allegation that the #BringBackOurGirls group was a branch of All Progressive Congress (APC).

Usman said that would not stop her for demanding for the rescue of the missing girls.

"I have never denied being a member of APC. I have been political and will always be political but standing up someone's pain is in my DNA," Usman said.

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"We will continue to demand for the rescue of Chibok Girls from whoever is responsible. We will demand from Muhammadu Buhari when sworn as Commander in Chief,” Usman added.

She added that the #BringBackOurGirls  group continued to stand for the missing girls irrespective of their political, religious and ethnic differences. 

"We refuse the divisive narration. We will stand for #ChibokGirls irrespective of our political, religious and ethnic differences.  

"I will always stand for #ChibokGirls and any course I believe in irrespective of my political affiliation. Empathy has no political affiliation,” said Usman.

Usman's group was formed following the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State last April. 

- CAJ News

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