You’re a General without troops, Presidency tackles Northern Elders Forum’s Convener

You are a general with troops, Presidency tackles Northern elders forum
Femi Adesina

By Nwafor Sunday

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) in an announcement Sunday signed by its Convener, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, alleged that the insecurity in some northern states of the nation was a sign that President Muhammadu Buhari and the governors of these states have misplaced management over the safety of the individuals which is a constitutional obligation.

Disclosing this in an announcement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President, Presidency stated: “We should not stunned by this newest assertion by Prof. Abdullahi, and our previous place on what his group represents stays unchanged: a mere irritant and featherweight.

“The former vice-chancellor signed the assertion below the banner of Northern Elders Forum (NEF). Hearing that title, you’d assume the physique was a conglomeration of true elders. But the reality is that NEF is simply Ango Abdullahi, and Ango Abdullahi is NEF. It is a quasi-organization that boasts of no credible membership, and its chief is akin to a General with out troops.

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Before the 2019 presidential election, the one-man military known as NEF had proven its antipathy in opposition to President Buhari, and its desire for an additional candidate. They all acquired crushed collectively.

NEF is merely waving a flag that’s at half-mast. President Buhari steadily and steadfastly focuses on the duty of retooling Nigeria, and discerning Nigerians know the true state of the nation. They don’t want a paper tiger to inform them something.”


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