The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, yesterday cautioned the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, to be wary of mischievous elements plotting to overheat the polity due to the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari to score dubious political points.
In a communique issued after its two-day emergency meeting in Kano, the Northern Elders Forum warned those seeking undeserved political advantage to desist from such moves.
The communique read by the NEF Deputy Chairman, Chief Paul Unongo, stated that the “North is conscious of its obligations and rights and will not hesitate to discharge and defend them without reservations.” The communique, which was jointly signed by forum spokesman,
Professor Ango Abdullahi, and Deputy Leader, Chief Wantaregh, Paul Unongo, further stated: “We are aware that attempts are being made to exploit the absence of President Buhari to achieve dubious political goals.”
The Forum therefore advised Acting President Osinbajo to, “exercise responsibilities, 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”,