Saturday, 14 March 2015

Update! President Jonathan Denies Speaking With The King Of Morocco

The controversy surrounding the alleged telephone conversation between President Goodluck Jonathan and the King of Morocco took another dimension today as  President Goodluck Jonathan Friday evening said he never spoke on phone with the Moroccoan King, adding that he has ordered the Minister of Foreign Affairs to carry out a full scale investigation into the matter and punish those responsible for the national embarrassment.


Addressing a press conference Friday evening, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati said the president was ‘shocked, surprised and embarrassed” over the
controversy generated by his alleged telephone conversation with the Moroccoan King.

The controversy over whether or not the Nigerian President spoke with the Moroccoan King culminated in the recall of the Moroccoan Ambassador to Nigeria for consultation by his home
government.

There were reports in the media that the King of Morocco snubbed president Jonathan when the later sought to speak with him, saying that it was inappropriate since president Jonathan was going into an election.

But an official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs insisted that president Jonathan spoke with the King on phone, prompting the Moroccoan government to angrily deny such a phone discussion ever took place and recalled its ambassador to Nigeria for consultation.


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