Speaking during the group’s normal sit-out, one of its members Maureen Kabrik, explained that the engagement with the President will be an opportunity for the group to air its views on the issue of the 219 abducted Chibok girls and the issue of the insurgency in the Northeast.
“It is an open protest, everybody is invited. We will assemble at the Unity Fountain and go ahead to where they will show us wherever they want the meeting to be held. Everyone who wants to join the group must follow the core value of the group,” she said.
She added that the group will not undermine the Nigerian citizens that voted for the President adding that whether they kept vigil for the Chibok girls with the group or not, they were welcome to join the group during its engagement with the president.
“During our engagement, we will take along with us the A, B, C of our demand, our citizen solutions pamphlet and other materials we have. We will also compile our questions. The Lagos, Kano, Kaduna family will join us in that march,” she said.
Recall that the group is set to meet President Muhammadu Buhari on July 8, 2015 to hear from him the necessary steps the Federal Government has taken towards rescuing the remaining 219 Chibok girls abducted over one year now.
While making the announcement at the group’s sit-out, the leader of the group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili told the group that President Buhari has agreed to meet with them on the stated date, and urged her members to prepare towards the meeting.
According to her, “We will be meeting with the president on the 8th of July. We will have an outline of issues to discuss with the President. We should all be ready for our discussion with the president.”