The ministry of foreign affairs, has unequivocally denied reports of King Mohammed VI of Morocco inhuman treatment to Nigerian seating President. Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
The media was recently awash of a certain online publication, on the snub of the Moroccan King, when President Goodluck Jonathan made effort to rally support from the North African leader. The report had it that the Moroccan King retaliated over Nigerian’s support of the secession The western Sahara, which has been seeking her independent from Morocco.
In a statement made available to Daily Times Monday in Abuja, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphatically denied the reports on the sections of the media, that the Nigerian siting President was snubbed on calling the Moroccan King.
According to the release, “this information is absolutely not correct as the President did in fact spoke to the Moroccan Monarch over the phone”
The statement said that since the King was away to France and not in Morocco, that both leaders spoke extensively over the phone on matters of mutual interest and concern which have nothing to do with the conduct of the re-scheduled elections in Nigeria. It is therefore preposterous to suggest that Mr. President telephone call to the Moroccan Monarch was intended to confer any electoral advantage on the President”
The Ministry, on behalf of the Federal Government wishes to appeal to the media to exercise greater restraint and circumspection in the use of foreign sources for news of the developments in Nigeria.