The king of Morocco, King Mohammed VI rejected a request by Nigerian officials to hold a phone conversation with President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the call was rejected because of the proximity of Nigeria’s elections.
“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,” a communique stated.
“The Nigerian authorities request for the phone conversation and the sending of a Nigerian envoy to the Kingdom is more akin to an attempt to gain Muslim votes than a normal diplomatic act,”added the statement.
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