- AYCF has sent a warning message to the special adviser to President Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina
- Yerima Shettima, the national president of AYCF, in a statement issued on Tuesday, June 16, accused Adesina of making unguarded utterances against northern leaders
- Shettima noted that the presidential spokesman insulted the north by his recent comments on the leaders of the geo-political zone
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The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has warned the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, to desist from making unguarded utterances against Prof. Ango Abdullahi and the Northern Elders Forum (NEF).
Legit.ng reports that the group in a statement issued by its national president, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, said that the presidential spokesman insulted the north by his recent comments on the leaders of the geo-political zone.
The group noted that it took exception to Adesina's choice of words against Prof. Abdullahi for conveying the true feelings of millions of northerners.
"Our attention has been drawn to the use of highly-disrespectful words by President Buhari's spokesman, Femi Adesina against our respected elder - Professor Ango Abdullahi for conveying the true feelings of millions of northerners.
"For the widely-publicised unguarded outbursts of Femi Adesina, we as youth from the North would like to declare as follows: That Femi Adesina has insulted the north and we take exception to his choice of words, which we believe he would never use against elders from Yoruba land for whatever reason. We demand the withdrawal of the abusive language he deployed against Professor Ango Abdullahi and other respected elders in NEF," the statement read.
The group said it found it unfathomable that telling the truth to the power by the northern elders could warrant abuses from the presidential spokesman.
It said: "We cannot fathom why telling truth to power over the increasing killings in the North by Prof Ango warrants the use of derogatory language against our elders by Femi Adeshina
"We find it even scandalous that a presidential spokesman lacks the right choice of words to use in dodging the reality of today's Nigeria, in which the North is worse off.
"We would like to let Adesina know that no one has the monopoly of derogatory words and the insults against the north must be stopped at once."
The group finally noted that it would no longer take an infantile attack on the northern elders, urging all northerners of good conscience to ignore Adesina's unguarded outburst against Prof. Abdullahi and NEF.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that AYCF commended Nigeria's First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, over her boldness and courage in telling the truth regardless of who is involved including her husband.
It was reported that the group described Buhari's wife as a shining example of a sincere guardian in today's Nigeria.
Shettima said the First Lady is a guardian like no other, adding that apart from telling the bitter truth, even to the president - when his aides decide to be silent, she has a reputation for helping people who badly need help.
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