A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Nde Alexander Molwus on Wednesday lampooned President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent claim that he inherited no infrastructural and other projects from the PDP, which was in power for 16 years.
The party chieftain said it was time for the president to admit that he has no idea on how to run the country.
President Buhari had while speaking to reporters shortly after he observed the Eid prayers in Daura, Katsina State on Monday, said that his administration inherited nothing from the past PDP governments.
“I want Nigerians to realize that what this government inherited after 16 years of the PDP government was no savings, no infrastructure, no power, no rail, no road and no security”, he was quoted as saying.
The statement attributed to the president drew flaks from a former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, who said either Buhari has lost his memory or he was not well-informed to have said the PDP administrations of Olusegun Obasanjo, late Umar Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan did not bequeath any legacy.
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Adding his voice to the condemnation of the president, the Plateau PDP chieftain, in a chat with reporters in Jos the state capital, accused Buhari of being economical with the truth.
Molwus said: “It is most uncharitable for Buhari to make such claim. And it appears whenever the president speaks, he does not rely on truth or verifiable information in the public domain”.
According to him, “how would any person agree that in sixteen years, there was no one or single positive thing that happened to enrich the profile of legacies in this country? Why is he limiting the socio-economic stagnation to the past 16 years and overlooking his coup constituency that took over from him in 1985?”
Molwus said it was regrettable that a whole president will lie to the nation and misinform the citizenry, “even when he has not been able to come up with any intervention programme as workable and effective as the SURE-P programme, which he inherited from the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
“Besides, Buhari is talking of bumper agricultural harvest this year because of the brilliant turnaround articulated and implemented in that sub-sector by the Goodluck Jonathan administration, and he has been commissioning projects in other sub-sectors such as railway transportation which were neither conceived nor initiated by his administration. So, what is Buhari really talking about?”
Molwus advised President Buhari not to “continue to bore the citizenry already disgusted with his dismal performance by attempting to hold past administrations responsible for his ineptitude, but should rise to the task of his office by exhibiting some pragmatism in governance such as arresting the outbreak of Kwashiorkor epidemic in the North East region caused by the fraudulent diversion of relief materials by a corrupt APC leadership”.
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.
Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.
￼Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.
He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.
Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death
Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.
The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.
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Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:
“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”
I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama's soul rest eternally. pic.twitter.com/EaFIlq3Uv3
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) October 15, 2020
INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.
The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday while delivering his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.
Yakubu told members of the House of Representatives there were about 855 days left before the next general election.
Also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, urged the committee to pick things they can get over with and avoid the ones that will stall the process and destabilize the system.
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