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‘Jonathan has high regard for NGF’

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday said he never described the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), as having no electoral value.

Reacting to a report (not in Vanguard),a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Ima Niboro, said.

“This is to provide some form of clarification as guidance to our colleagues in the media against the background of headlines announcing statements and comments all attributed to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

“The latest is one of the national newspapers  headline today, declaring that the President has said that the Governors’ Forum has no electoral value. Even though I am quite convinced that Mr. Sully Abu, the Director of Publicity of the Jonathan/ Sambo Campaign Organisation, who allegedly made these remarks, was quoted out of context, there is a need to draw a line between the campaign organisation and the Presidency, in terms of attribution in the media.

“It is hard to believe that a President Jonathan, himself a former governor, could have been so dismissive of the Governors’ Forum as to state that the body has no “electoral value.”


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