Erstwhile President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday doubted the ability of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Federal Government to rescue the abducted Chibok girls alive.

Speaking at an event organized by the Staff Club of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Obasanjo affirmed that anyone saying the girls would return was simply lying.

Obasanjo’s reaction follows several promises by the current administration that it would rescue the abducted Chobok girls alive.

Obasanjo blamed the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan for trivialising the distress call to rescue the girls on the day they were abducted.

He said, “The former president heard about the kidnap 8am in the morning of the abduction but failed to act until 72 hours later and by then it was too late.”

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“Anyone saying the Chibok girls will return is telling lies, maybe some of them will return to tell their story.”

He stated that the failure of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 presidential election is a blessing to Nigeria.

“We tried, but with Jonathan, it was best that PDP should fail to save Nigeria,” Obasanjo said.

Obasanjo observed that the Jonathan’s administration trivalised issues of importance as politics, particularly that of Boko Haram.