Atiku’s article on $29bn loan full of lies – BMO
The Buhari Media Organisation has described criticism of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), regime’s plan to borrow $30bn to fund critical infrastructure projects in the country by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as a litany of lies, fallacies and propaganda aimed at hoodwinked Nigerians.
The group, in a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju; and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, described the article as a manifestation of Atiku’s desperation to remain relevant by creating issues where there were none.
It stressed that Atiku’s article was hypocritical as it was attacking borrowing which he had suggested as a
source of funding projects in his “Get Nigeria Working Again” manifesto when he campaigned to be President.
The statement read, “Atiku Abubakar made clearer his apparent inability to appreciate the truth when he wrote that article. he forgot so easily that he served as Vice President in the (former President Olusegun) Obasanjo’s presidency, during which Nigeria earned over N27tn in eight years from crude oil alone, but for which the country had nothing to show for it. In fact, his government and the subsequent PDP administrations left no legacy project for the Nigerian people that they can today point to.
“The only legacy that the Atiku and PDP administrations can point to are corruption cases being prosecuted against them, bad roads, insufficient and ill-equipped hospitals
and schools, and neglected institutions.
“If Atiku and his PDP gang had even done 10 per cent of what Buhari is doing today with its meagre earnings,
Nigeria would have been far more developed than it is today. Unfortunately, they chose to squander Nigeria’s resources, and choke the future for coming generations.”