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Don’t Abuse Obasanjo Again, ACF Warns Scribe




In a seeming affirmation of the disinterest of the Northern establishment against a second term for President Muhammadu Buhari, the Arewa Consultative Forum has come down hard on its secretary General over a caustic remark on former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Mr. Anthony Z. Sanni, the ACF secretary general had in an interview dismissed Obasanjo as “suffering from a dearth of vision, conviction and consistency required of a statesman”.

Reacting to the interview published in The Nation, the ACF through its spokesman,  Muhammed Ibrahim Biu said the claims of the ACF scribe were wholly his personal  views and did not reflect the views of the apex Northern socio-cultural body.

“It is not in the character of ACF to attack the views or opinion of former Presidents and elder statesmen of Chief Obasanjo’s status on national issues in such uncomplimentary manner.

“Chief Obasanjo as an elder statesman is entitled to his opinion on all issues including democracy, as he had previously endorsed presidential candidates. ACF therefore dissociates itself from the contents of that interview granted by Mr. Anthony Sani as it was not the position of ACF. The views expressed by Anthony Sani were his personal views as an individual.

“For the avoidance of doubt, all ACF official statements on any matter comes through and from the National Publicity Secretary only” the statement concluded.

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