The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Mr President, Femi Adesina , has mocked the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) members after the present government failed to tackle insecurity and condemned the killings in the name of religion.
Presidential spokesman described NFF as losers who lost just the way Atiku Abubakar, who opposed his principal’s re-election; failed
Mr Adesina made mockery of the NEF while reacting to the group’s stance on insecurity bedeviling the nation.
The NEF led by Ango Abdullahi called for the overhauling of Nigeria’s security architecture following multiple killings across the country.
Rising from a meeting in Zaria on Sunday, the NEF condemned the killings in the name of religion and urges Nigerians to unite and fight the common enemy.
But reacting, the presidential spokesman described them as losers who lost just the way Atiku Abubakar, who opposed his principal’s re-election, failed.
Mr Abubakar, a former vice president, was the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election.
President Muhammadu Buhari defeated him with over 4 million votes to secure another term of four years which is winding down in 2023.
“The Northern Elders Forum led by Prof Ango Abdullahi had always been anti-Buhari. So there’s nothing new in their antagonistic position,” Mr Adesina said in a tweet.
“They backed a candidate in the 2019 election, and they all bit the dust together. Case of sour grapes,” he added.
The NEF is not the only group the presidential spokesman has attacked over critics on his principal; he has extended similar treatment to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).