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Presidency slams APC 'liar'

12 August 2013, 14:10

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has denied the accusation of ethnicism and religious politics as claimed by some prominent members of the opposition.

Reuben Abati the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity said such allegations were unfounded.

"My attention has been drawn to comments made by a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and now chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Nasir El-Rufai, published in several newspapers where he made wild allegations against the person of President Goodluck Jonathan," read a statement by Abati.

He branded El-Rufai as a 'serial liar.'

Abati added that it is "most curious" that such allegation came from Nasir El-Rufai, a man "who profaned the name of Jesus Christ on Twitter by tweeting a joke which is too indecent to mention in the presence of civilized persons."

"This same El-Rufai is the same man who in June of last year claimed that Christians were behind the bombings of their own churches rather than
terrorists and were doing this to further a Christian agenda. It is only a measure of his inconsistency that El-Rufai is today accusing the Presidency of being afraid of General Muhammadu Buhari," Abati continued.

"In fact, the accusation El-Rufai is now making against the President is precisely the same accusation he made against General Muhammadu Buhari in 2004 when he said Buhari's insensitivity to Nigeria's diversity and his parochial focus are already well-known," Abati said.

- CAJ News


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