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You have no credible membership – Presidency fires back at Northern Elders for saying Buhari has failed



The Nigerian Presidency has reacted to the statement issued by the Northern Elders Forum, for describing President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as a total failure.

Recall that NEF had in a statement said, it warned Nigerians before the 2019 election that Buhari lacked competence to lead Nigeria to a secure and prosperous future

Reacting to the statement, the spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina described the forum a a one man army.

It said, “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”.