President Buhari & Prof. Abdullahi
The Federal government has responded to the statement made by Northern Elders Forum (NEF) over incessant insecurity in the Northern part of the country.
BuwaNews reported yesterday that NEF through its Convener, Professor Ango Abdullahi, said, that, it appeared President Muhammadu Buhari and Governors have lost control over the imperatives of protecting Northeners.
Responding to the NEF statement, the Presidency through a statement signed by Special adviser to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, described the NEF as irritant and featherweight group.
The Presidency slammed NEF by referring to it as a quasi organization that could not brag of any credible membership.
It further described the Convener of NEF, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, as a General without troops.
Presidency said: “We are not surprised by this latest statement by Prof. Abdullahi, and our past position on what his group represents remains unchanged: a mere irritant and featherweight.”
“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-organization that boasts of no credible membership, and its leader is akin to a General without troops.”
“Before the 2019 presidential election, the one-man army called NEF had shown its antipathy against President Buhari, and its preference for another candidate. They all got beaten together.”
“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.”