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Goodluck Jonathan Morocco’s King rejects President’s phone call

King Mohammed VI refused to speak to Jonathan last week and described the Nigerian President’s move as inappropriate.

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Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

(Telegraph UK)
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King Mohammed VI of Morocco

(Royalty In The News)

The King of Morocco has rejected an attempt made by President Goodluck Jonathan to speak to him over the telephone.

King Mohammed VI refused to speak to Jonathan last week and described the Nigerian President’s move as inappropriate.

The development was announced by Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs via a statement released on Friday, March 6.

“The request by Nigerian authorities for a phone conversation between HM King Mohammed VI and Nigerian President was refused by the Monarch who deemed it inappropriate on grounds of the upcoming elections in Nigeria,” the statement reads.

The statement explained further that the King viewed Jonathan’s last ditch attempt as a ploy to use Morocco’s influence to garner votes from Muslims in the upcoming elections.

Nigeria’s Presidential elections come up on March 28 and Jonathan’s major opponent is Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a Muslim from the country’s troubled Northern region.

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