Moroccan king snubs call from Nigeria's Jonathan

Moroccan King has refused to accept phone call as it appeared to be an effort to woo voters.

Moroccan king snubs call from Nigeria's Jonathan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Moroccan King Mohamed VI has refused to accept a phone call from Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.

In a Friday statement, Morocco's Foreign Ministry said King Mohamed "found it inappropriate to accept [the call] as it is linked to an important election in this country [Nigeria]."

According to the ministry, the call "appeared to be an attempt to woo Muslim voters in [Nigeria] as opposed to a normal diplomatic call."

On March 28, Nigeria is slated to hold presidential and parliamentary elections.

Although 14 candidates will contest presidency, the poll is largely seen as a race between Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Mart 2015, 21:55