PDP trying to sabotage Buhari’s govt – Minister

President Muhammadu Buhari (Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk)
President Muhammadu Buhari (Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk)

The Federal Government says the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign is “irritant and attempt to distract the government from its rescue mission’’.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who said this in a statement issued on Thursday, said that the government would not be deterred by such calls.

“We are on a rescue mission to resuscitate Nigeria after the PDP left it in a coma, and the noise from the same PDP seems designed to sabotage the rescue efforts. But we are not deterred.

“While the PDP was emasculating Nigeria on all fronts, including social, economic and political, the rapacious party was deceiving Nigerians by giving them the illusion of growth and prosperity.

“Instead of showing remorse and rebuilding itself to a strong opposition party, the PDP has continued to blame the successor Buhari administration which is left to pack their mess.

“PDP undertakers have continued to engage in a blame game, when they should be hiding from the shame they brought upon themselves and the nation,” he said.

Mr. Mohammed said the government could not stop talking about the past maladministration of the PDP because of its dire effects on the economy and the need to prevent reoccurrence.

“The candid truth is that we failed under the successive PDP administrations to save for the rainy day, and we need to constantly remind ourselves of that so that we won’t repeat the mistake,’’ he said.

The minister said the government was still trying to recover huge sums looted from the national treasury under the PDP’s watch, with 15 billion dollars stolen from the defence sector alone.

He said because of the way funds (about 322m dollar) returned from Switzerland were mishandled, the government had to accept certain conditions before the stolen fund could be remitted.

Mr. Mohammed faulted the claim by the PDP that it reduced the nation’s national debt.

“At the time that we were earning such large revenues from oil, we only managed to double our external debt from 5.6 billion dollar to 10.7 billion dollar between 2011 and 2015.

“The case of domestic debt was even worse, almost tripling from N888 billion to N2.1 trillion in the
same period.

“Even these figures mask the extent of unpaid obligations to contractors and the huge plethora of uncompleted projects on which money continued to be spent without visible results.

“Payments to contractors stopped several years ago while not a single dollar was contributed to the Joint Venture activities.

“Over N4.5 trillion was spent on fuel subsidy in just two years under the PDP,” he said.

The Minister said the government would continue to welcome constructive criticism from well meaning Nigerians. (NAN)

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  • clairvoyance

    Don’t mind those irritants let them tell us how dollars, euro and pounds became the official currency of Nigeria under jonadaft and how the wife got $31.4m plus another #10billion hotel without any visible income any venture undertook.

    • Olu from South Africa

      Maybe by the time govt make scape goat out of Patience they will Bury their heads in sand.

      • paul irumundomon

        Scape goat was not made out of Abacha wife. All the money stolen by abacha, Buhari had been quoted as saying, Abacha did not steall. Tell me to prove it, that is the second phase of buhari agenda.

    • vagabonds in power

      The United States Justice Department has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari was used as conduit in fraudulent wire transfers, from her Nigerian account in favour of Congressman Jefferson, via the ANJ Group LLC.

      The US District Court Memo, states that Congressman William J. Jefferson, between August 2000 and August 2005, sought hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of himself and family members.

      Yet Aisha Bingo Buhari remains elusive to the search for Equity and Justice——————by the Global Peace Family———Africans most especially Nigerians can now understand why———————–most if not all African Leaders from the Emerging democracies of the African Continent, often refuse to move out of office–after all these Western nations sponsored defeats in an election——They rather stay glued to their presidential palaces till death do we part——because of the witch-hunt by the trans-national leaders often installed by western nations to destroy the economies of their countries————Just————as we see Buhari and the Yoruba thieves are presently doing with their scorch earth policies against the Ijaw Nation-in the Niger delta and the country at large——————Aisha Buhari ati Yawo Abacha nko?——————

      • Peter_Edo

        mumu!

  • vagabonds in power

    The United States Justice Department has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari was used as conduit in fraudulent wire transfers, from her Nigerian account in favour of Congressman Jefferson, via the ANJ Group LLC.

    The US District Court Memo, states that Congressman William J. Jefferson, between August 2000 and August 2005, sought hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of himself and family members.

    Yet Aisha Bingo Buhari remains elusive to the search for Equity and Justice——————by the Global Peace Family———Africans most especially Nigerians can now understand why———————–most if not all African Leaders from the Emerging democracies of the African Continent, often refuse to move out of office–after all these Western nations sponsored defeats in an election——They rather stay glued to their presidential palaces till death do we part——because of the witch-hunt by the trans-national leaders often installed by western nations to destroy the economies of their countries————Just————as we see Buhari and the Yoruba thieves are presently doing with their scorch earth policies against the Ijaw Nation-in the Niger delta and the country at large——————Aisha Buhari ati Yawo Abacha nko?———————

  • Man_Enough

    After inflicting so much pain and injury on Nigerians, some folks are saying that we should move on and forget the past. I daresay those people are enthroning impunity of a scary order. No one can forget an injury while the wound persists. The world is still talking about slavery and colonisation of Africa.

  • Night Crawler

    pdp should cover their head in shame for failing to save for the rainy days when crude was over $100 per barrel, they should return all the stolen funds if they want economy to rise asap

  • Invictus

    Before nko? Does APC expect oppositions to help/support it running iys government ?Please stop winning and deal with it!