‘No True Elder Will Associate With Northern Elders Forum’ Presidency

Presidency has hit back at the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) recent statement signed by its Convener, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, which alleged that the insecurity in some northern states of the country was an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari and the governors of those states have lost control over the protection of the people which is a constitutional duty.

This was gathered in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President, which said the presidency is not surprised by this latest statement by Prof. Abdullahi, and that its past position on what NEF group represents remains unchanged.

The statement further said that NEF statement is nothing to take as an issue, because it is a mere irritant and featherweight.

Presidency also said that the former vice-chancellor signed the statement under the banner of Northern Elders Forum (NEF) which is dearth of true elders.

It further hit harder t that NEF is just Ango Abdullahi, and Ango Abdullahi is NEF and that it is a quasi-organization that boasts of no credible membership, and its leader is akin to a General without troops.

The presidency added that NEF is a known enemy whose agenda is to see the fall of the President.

“NEF is merely waving a flag that is at half-mast. President Buhari steadily and steadfastly focuses on the task of retooling Nigeria, and discerning Nigerians know the true state of the nation. They don’t need a paper tiger to tell them anything.”

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