President Buhari on Monday in Daura, Katsina State addressed journalists after attending the Eid prayers. He said the Peoples Democratic Party, which has ruled the country for the past 16 years did nothing all through their rule. He stated that the preceding governments left no savings, no infrastructure, no power, no rail, no road and no security. He therefore emphasized that the party merely sacked the land and left it bare and bleeding.
The president also stated that within a year, his government was able to win in the war against the Boko Haram militants. The war against corruption has intensified without respect for any person.
He said, “Before the elections, we identified three major problems confronting our country.
“We first secured the country, for security is key to development. We first dealt with the Boko Haram menace and now, we are dealing with the militants.
“Through the Central Bank of Nigeria and an inter-ministerial committee under the Vice-President, we are working out jobs for graduates.
“We are equally tackling corruption which is a continuous. We are trying our best and we want Nigerians to do their best too.”
The President appreciated Nigerians for supporting the Federal Government’s policies, programs and actions aimed at improving security, revamping the economy and combating corruption.
‘‘We should thank God this year, the reports I’m getting, which are very pleasing, is that we will have a bumper harvest this year,” the President added.
The PDP however did not let this statement by the president slide as they too had something to say.
Mr Dayo Adeyeye stated in an interview that the statement by the president was an effort to veil the eyes of Nigerians form seeing the truth for what it is. As he said that Nigerians are starting to realize that they had elected the wrong candidate who is not a man after their own heart.
Mr Adeyeye said the president had no idea of the implications of what he had said. He said all what Nigerians wanted was for the president to work harder at improving the country other than lamenting all day about whether the previous governments has shortcomings or not.
Mr Adeyeye highlighted the achievements of previous years under the PDP rule. He said, “By the way, the Nigerian government under a PDP government tarred 36,000 kilometers of road under six years. The President said there was no railway and he went to inaugurate one of those a PDP President almost completed a few days ago. Does he know the salary of workers in 1999 and how much they earn now? He should ask how much university lecturers were earning before a PDP President increased their wages. The PDP government was also paying salaries as and when due; we were not owing.”
He also asked the President to inform Nigerians of the equipments that his government has bought for the Army in the war against the Boko Haram. Mr Adeyeye said all the equipment being used in the war against Boko Haram at the present time were all bought by the PDP government. He said the transformation of airports in Nigeria was done by the PDP government.
To the claim of the president that the PDP government did not save money for the 16 years it was in power he said, “We created the Sovereign Wealth Fund, where money was kept. We also had the Excess Crude Account, where money was being kept.
“But the rebellion against the account came from those who are the doyen of the President and his party, the All Progressives Congress, today.
“The PDP government was able to cancel foreign debts under former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Is that not an achievement?” Mr Adeyeye thus asked Nigerians to appeal to their President to spare them the pointing of accusing fingers and to just do his job.
In spite of all these the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, said the economic recession that is ongoing in the country is not the fault of APC as she states that the present government is on the quest to resolve all issues facing the country at.
In all these Nigerians are left in between the turbulent sea and a raging volcano. Who should we believe? We’ll bring you more news as it drops from the presidency