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Northern leaders blast Jonathan

2015-01-09 11:08
A poster promoting Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's 2015 re-election in 2015 in Abuja. (Ola Awoniyi, AFP)
Kaduna - A day after President Goodluck Jonathan described some Nigerian elders as touts, Northern Elders Forum (NEF) on Thursday hit back at him, reports The Nation.

The Maitama Sule-led NEF replied him, saying most sitting leaders today are worse than pickpockets in motor parks.

The forum in a  press statement by its spokesperson, Professor Ango Abdullahi in Kaduna, noted that President Jonathan’s abusive comments against elders who fought for the unity of the country was un- called for.

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He stated that President Jonathan should be reminded that in a motor park, there are touts and there are pick-pockets, noting that if some past leaders are touts, then some sitting leaders are pick-pockets and thieves.

Read more at The Nation.

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