Garba Shehu Fires Moghalu Over G7 Claims
The presidency has berated former CBN Deputy Governor and 2019 presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu.
The presidency in a statement on Thursday via the Twitter handle of Mallam Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, said Moghalu is either ignorant or playing petty politics.
Shehu said this in response to Moghalu who earlier made a mockery of the non-invitation of President Buhari to the 45th G7 summit which held in France between August 24 – 26.
“It’s sad that @NGRPresident of Africa’s supposedly largest economy wasn’t invited to the G7 summit in France but @PaulKagame of Rwanda and @CyrilRamaphosa of South Africa were. Our country should be at the table, not on the menu! Obasanjo, like him or not, was at the table,” Moghalu tweeted.
However, Shehu on Thursday, fired back by saying;
“Kingsley Moghalu is either ignorant or playing petty politics. The non-invitation of President Buhari to witness the G7 meeting this year is not a snub.
“Neither does it diminish the status of Nigeria as the biggest economy on the continent. It seems no one clarified to the one-time Presidential Candidate how the G7 secretariat works.
“If they invite a country with an economy the size of Niger State, not Kano’s, not even Lagos’s does it call for Dr. Moghalu’s lamentation? Today, as we see it, they call this country, tomorrow they decide to have another. It’s entirely up to them.
“Buhari didn’t go to Europe. Europe came to him in Japan, where the EU had him sign an MOU for 50 Million Euro in support to the country’s devastated North East.
“The joke is not on President Buhari. The joke is on Moghalu for attempting to make ignorance fashionable.”