The Presidency has dismissed its assessment by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), describing the forum as a quasi-organisation that boasts of no credible membership.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, described NEF leader, Ango Abdullahi, as a General without troops.
Read Also: NNPC Records 94% Increase In Pipeline Vandalism
Adesina also described NEF as a “one-man army” and accused the NEF chairman, of showing antipathy against President Muhammadu Buhari before the 2019 election.
The Presidency is responding to a statement issued by NEF flaying the president over insecurity and poverty in the country.
“Prof. Ango Abdullahi on Sunday signed a long-winding statement on many issues relating to the North, and purportedly to the country.
“The former vice chancellor signed the statement under the banner of Northern Elders Forum (NEF). Hearing that title, you would think the body was a conglomeration of true elders.
“But the truth is that NEF is just Ango Abdullahi, and Ango Abdullahi is NEF. It is a quasi-organisation that boasts of no credible membership, and its leader is akin to a General without troops.
Read Also: Insecurity: We Warned Nigerians Of Buhari’s Incompetence – Northern Elders
“Before the 2019 presidential election, the one-man army called NEF had shown its antipathy against President Muhammadu Buhari, and its preference for another candidate. They all got beaten together.
“NEF is merely waving a flag that is at half-mast. 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,” he said.
Discussion about this post