The Federal Government on Monday, March 9, 2015 debunked claims in some media outlets that King Mohammed VI of Morocco snubbed a call from President Goodluck Jonathan.
Speaking via s statement issued from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Government said the described the rumours as preposterous, as President Jonathan had spoken with the Moroccan monarch.
The statement read in parts: Since the King was in France, and not in Morocco, both leaders spoke extensively over the phone on matters of mutual interest and concern that have nothing to do with the conduct of re-schedule elections in Nigeria.
“It is therefore preposterous to suggest that Mr. President’s telephone call to the Moroccan Monarch was intended to confer any electoral advantage on the president.”
The Ministry further advised the Nigerian media to apply caution when using foreign sources to report news development in Nigeria.