Also at stake in the abduction of the Nigerian schoolgirls? Political power.

Also at stake in the abduction of the Nigerian schoolgirls? Political power.

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In an effort to sabotage his reelection prospects next year, opponents are painting him as indifferent to the terrorist threat and ill-prepared to lead this fractured democracy of 175 million.In turn, Jonathan and his supporters have smeared some opposition leaders as secretly sponsoring Boko Haram and denounced others as capitalizing on the emotional pull of the missing-girls’ saga for partisan gain.The clock that both sides are really watching is not the 39-days-and-counting since the abductions, but the 11-month countdown to the polls.“Ever since this Boko Haram crisis started, the government and the political class have tried to play politics with it. Everyone is looking for scapegoats instead of solutions,” said Mohammed Ali Ndume, a senator from the opposition All progressives Congress who represents terror-plagued Borno state in the north. “What we really need to be focusing on is the root causes of the problem — poverty, illiteracy and lack of employment.”

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