Northern Elders Forum Expresses Support For Acting President Osinbajo
Members of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) have expressed their full support for Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
Deputy leader of the Forum, Paul Unongo, speaking to reporters shortly after a meeting in Kano on Thursday urged the Acting President to ignore mischief makers who are seeking to pitch him against his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari or the Northern people.
Mr. Unongo said:
“The Forum expresses its full support and encouragement behind Acting President Osinbajo and urges him to exercise responsibility, as he did in the past, with commitment, sensitivity and respect for the Constitution.
“We urge him to ignore mischief which seeks to pitch him against the President or the Nigerian people whose mandates they both exercise.”
They also commended President Buhari’s efforts towards curbing corruption in the country.
“Buhari has confronted the issue that has been disturbing us by tackling the insurgency which had caused a lot of havoc in the region especially the three states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.
“We expect that the war against corruption will not suffer a setback, and current investigations and activities will not be stalled due to the absence of President Buhari.
“Like millions of Nigerians, the Northern Elders Forum prays for the return to full health of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
In a related development, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has said accused the opposition of creating a faction within ranks to undermine the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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The council made this known in a statement signed by Mr Gambo Jagindi, the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to NYCN President Murtala Garba.
Jagindi alleged hat the opposition is using youths as a tool of destabilization of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.