Politics Nigeria: APC Co-founded “BringBackOurGirls” Movement, Says Foreign PR Firm Party Hired -The Will



The All Progressives Party (APC), Nigeria’s main opposition party, which hired foreign public relations company, Burson Marsteller, is indeed a co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls movement, the PR giant confirmed over the weekend.

The revelation counters APC’s repeated denials that it had no hand in the formation or operations of the Bring Back Our Girls movement, a group pressing the federal government to do more to free the over 230 schoolgirls forcefully abducted by the Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno State, about three months ago.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) controlled Nigerian government, which has had spats with the Bring Back Our Girls movement, has severally accused the APC of hijacking and using the movement as a political weapon to harass and embarrass government over the unfortunate abductions. A weekend news report in The Hill, a Washington DC based newspaper, that covers the US congress, said Burson-Marsteller also confirmed that it was also hired by the APC, which is presently battling allegations that its leaders are sympathetic to the Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist group operating mainly in northern Nigeria, to arrange a single meeting with unidentified persons in the Obama administration in Washington D.C.

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SOURCE: #TheWill

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