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Dr. Hakeem baba Ahmed, spokesman NEF, accuses journalist, punch of lying against him

By Cosmos Damian

THE spokesman of Northern Elders Forum, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, has shared the post of NEWISSUES publisher George Onmonya Daniel on his wall on Facebook accusing him of being a liar.

George Onmonya Daniel, Publisher Newissues Magazine

Mr. George Onmonya Daniel screen shot a news story from Punch newspaper page in which the headline screamed that the Northern Elders Forum said they regretted getting rid of Jonathan in 2015.

Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed responded to the post in the comment section of Facebook accusing Mr. George of lying and saying the page shared was not the page of the real Punch newspaper. On his own part the publisher of NEWISSUES magazine posted the link of where the story was published.

Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed later shared the story on his wall accusing both Punch newspaper and Mr. George Onmonya Daniel of lying against him.

Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, Northern Elder Forum’s Director of Publicity and Advocacy, make the remark on Arise Television, stressing that the next president of Nigeria should noht be tribalistic like President Muhammadu Buhari. He said Nigeria needs a president who would act the opposite of Buhari.

“The nation needs a leader that would do the things that President (Muhammadu) Buhari hasn’t done, create inclusiveness, address resentment and frustration in other parts of the country and in the north and speak and act for everybody,” he said.

Since assuming power in 2015, Buhari has been accused of been a sectional leader.

Some who commented of Hakeem Baba Ahmed’s post accused Punch newspaper of being liars when others advised the spokesman to the NEF to reduce the interviews.

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