Stop showboating on Nigerians with 'stolen mandate', PDP slams Buhari
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Stop showboating on Nigerians with ‘stolen mandate’, PDP slams Buhari

Mojeed Oladipupo




The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told president Muhammadu Buhari to stop gloating and showboating on Nigerians with what it described as the stolen 2019 Presidential mandate.

President Buhari, while hosting the labour union leaders on Thursday said that the opposition party has to tell Nigerians how it wasted the country’s resource while in power.

 Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s National Publicity Secretary in a statement on Friday said Atiku Abubakar, PDP’s presidential candidate would soon retrieve it from him at the tribunal.

While describing President Buhari’s renewed attack and blame game on PDP administrations as a lame attempt to divert public attention from the overwhelming evidence that he rigged the elections, as well as from the plots by his Presidency to obstruct Atiku from going to the tribunal to contest the outcome of the poll, he said : “It indeed speaks volumes that President Buhari, in his claimed integrity and anti-corruption stance, is grandstanding over the violent rigging of the elections and his attempt to foist himself into a second term in office on the pedestal of stolen votes.”

Ologbondiyan further noted that the PDP won’t be distracted by any sort of blackmail in the pursuit of the mandate, he said the party is confident that Nigeria’s justices will never allow an illegitimate government to sit over the affairs of the people.

He further pointed that if anyone has a question to answer on the administration of the nation’s resources, it is president Buhari, who has not been able to offer any explanation on the looting of over N14 trillion from revenue generating agencies in a space of three years under his direct supervision.

“We ask; was it the PDP that siphoned over N9 trillion, through underhand contracts, as detailed in the leaked NNPC memo, in the same sector President Buhari directly supervises as Minister of Petroleum Resources?

“Was it the PDP that stole the over N1.1 trillion worth of crude illegally lifted and diverted with 18 unregistered companies in 2017; the over N1.4 trillion in fraudulent oil subsidy regime and many more scams, including funds meant for the welfare of victims of insurgency in the North East under the Buhari administration?,” he queried.

Highlighting what PDP did while in power, he pointed out that the opposition party created wealth and applied national resources on massive infrastructural development in all critical sectors; paid off our huge foreign and domestic debts and grew our economy to be one of fastest growing in the world.

“President Buhari, within a space of three years ran our economy into recession and cannot point to any development project his administration initiated and completed despite the huge opportunities at his disposal.”

He told president Muhammadu Buhari to quit diversionary tactics and get ready to meet Atiku in court.

Mojeed is a thoroughbred and detailed photojournalist and media analyst. He is a graduate of Mass Communications from Lagos State University, LASU

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