Again Presidency slams NEF, says it is “quasi-organization” with no credible membership


The Presidency on Sunday described the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) as ‘quasi-organization’ with no credible membership.

The Presidency in a statement by Special Adviser to the President Media and Publicity Femi Adesina reacting to

the a statement signed by the Chairman of Northern Elders Forum (NEF) Prof. Ango Abdullahi, alleging 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 said

they are not surprised by this latest statement by Prof. Abdullahi

Adesina added that the past position of Presidency on what the group represents remains unchanged. He said the group is a mere irritant and featherweight.

Adesina further stated that 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,” he said.

He added that before the 2019 presidential election, the one-man army called NEF had shown its antipathy against President Buhari, and its preference for another candidate and they all got beaten together.

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

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