Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:55 pm
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) on Thursday advised Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to ignore mischief makers whose aim is to pitch him against President Muhammadu Buhari and the Northern people.
Speaking with journalists in Kaduna, Deputy leader of the Forum, Paul Unongo urged Osinbajo to carry out his duty in line with the constitution even as he assured him of the support of the Northern people.
According to Unongo, “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.”
He also commended the Buhari’s administration for decimating insurgency in the northeast, as well as for fighting corruption.
“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,” Unongo said.