The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has disowned its Secretary-General, Anthony Sani, over his scathing comments about former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, saying his views in the media interview criticising the former President do not represent those of the group.
Sani had described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as “suffering from a dearth of vision, conviction and consistency required of a statesman.”
But in a statement issued Sunday, spokesman of the umbrella body of northerners, Muhammed Ibrahim Biu, said the views expressed in the said media interviews were the personal opinion of its secretary-general.
“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 come through and from the National Publicity Secretary only,” the statement read.