Is this really news worthy? I think Vanguard should have rejected Henry Umoru’s silly, lazy report on Atiku’s seating position at Mandela’s burial. Of what benefit is that to Nigeria? It’s typical lazy reporting. Stupid at worst because his article was full of repetition. No meat at all. However, did Atiku’s office really release a statement boasting about his seating position at Mandela’s funeral? If true, its degrading and embarrassing to Nigeria.
Have the honour to read a few paragraphs from this meaningless article below. You will have to go over to Vanguard for more.
FORMER Vice President, Atiku Abubakar yesterday said he was humbled sitting on the front- row at both the state funeral and private burial ceremonies of former South Africa President, Nelson Mandela at his native home at Qunu, near Mthatha in the Eastern Cape Province.
According to the former Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, he was also honoured flying on the same plane with the South Africa President, Jacob Zuma from Pretoria to Mthatha to be part of Mandela’s last journey.
A statement from Atiku’s office yesterday read, ” former Vice President Abubakar was on Sunday honored by the South African leadership with front-row seat at both the state funeral and private burial ceremonies of global icon, Madiba Nelson Mandela at the late leader’s native home at Qunu, near Mthatha in the Eastern Cape Province.