Written by Emmanuel Ogbeche

Ezekwesili sees the light

For two years on, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has been in the forefront for the rescue and return of the Chibok girls. Called names, taunted by her ethnic stock, embraced by the north, she remained focused on one thing: #BringBackOurGirls, #BBOG.
During the 2015 general elections, she was branded as Man-Friday of the then opposition, All Progressives Congress by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
She was firebrand, throwing missiles the way of President Goodluck Jonathan for his failing to be decisive on the rescue of the over 219 girls allegedly plucked from their hostel in Chibok, Borno state, by Boko Haram terrorists.
Given the mendacious nature of the past administration, Ezekwesili and her group were confident that the new regime of General Muhammadu Buhari will fulfil their dream of bringing the girls home.
Time, they say, unravels all. Two years to the day the girls were taken last Thursday, the #BBOG group came to see the light in its stark nakedness that they have been deceived, lied to, played along.
The protesting group was not only barred by heavily armed security agents, but were not received by any high ranking member of the Buhari’s regime.
It was in that instance that Ezekwsili’s epiphany happened; the moment she knew that the way things change, the more they remain the same.
Weighed in by the reality of the change, the amazon of #BBOG concluded that Buhari’s regime is no less than a military dictatorship. What a testament for a party Ezekwsili so hoped on! 


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