NORTHERN ELDERS FORUM: GENERAL WITHOUT TROOPS - Femi Adesina
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Adesina has belittled the status of Northern Elders Forum, a pan Northern Nigerian Elders group.
According to the Presidential aide, recent remarks passed and signed by Professor Anglo Abdullahi condemning insecurity and other abnormalities going on in the country, are considered baseless and opposite of the truth. Mr. Adesina believes that NEF and Prof. Ango are actually not representing the interest of the common Northerners.
His statement reads in part:
Professor 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-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 Muhammadu 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.
Written by Ibraheem Sikiru
Published on 2/10/2020 6:54:54 AM