The presidency has taken a swipe at Northern Elders Forum (NEF), saying that the body that lacks credible membership.
The reposte was released on Sunday by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman.
The President’s image maker described NEF as a “one-man army” and accused Ango Abdullahi, NEF chairman, of showing antipathy against President Muhammadu Buhari before the 2019 election.
Adesina said this is in response to a statement issued by NEF flaying the president over insecurity and poverty in the country.
“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,” he said.
“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.”