”Presidency’s resort to lies and attacks against Atiku is a sign of defeat” – PDP

”Presidency’s resort to lies and attacks against Atiku is a sign of defeat” – PDP

Learn the press assertion from PDP beneath

The Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) has famous a number of feedback and private attacks by the Minister of Info and Nationwide Orientation, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in addition to different officers of the Buhari Presidency, who’ve been making deliberate efforts impugn on the character of our Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Because the profitable conduct of our Presidential major and the favored emergence of Atiku Abubakar, the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have change into intimidated; gone into panic mode and ignobly resorted to buying and selling on hearsay and spurious allegations, having failed of their evil machination to scuttle our Presidential major ab initio.

The PDP is conscious of how the unnerved and intimidated Buhari Presidency has unleashed its officers, spin docs and hack writers with billions of naira, siphoned from our nationwide treasury, to fabricate lies, spurious allegations and smear marketing campaign against our Presidential candidate.

Whereas it is comprehensible that President Muhammadu Buhari is discomfited and afraid to face a common candidate in any elections due to his incompetence, for which Nigerians earnestly search his alternative, participating in smear marketing campaign, as a means of survival, is fully reprehensible and cowardly.

President Buhari and the APC, of their desperation, shouldn’t try to confuse private financial prosperity that comes from hardwork, as within the case of Atiku Abubakar, with corrupt enrichment. That President Buhari failed in main a profitable private financial life doesn’t imply that others can’t succeed with out being corrupt.

Moreover, not like President Buhari, who has failed in managing each non-public and public enterprises; who additionally confessed his failure to efficiently handle his personal farm and has made no private contribution to our nationwide improvement, our Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is internationally generally known as a laborious working, resourceful, versatile and profitable non-public entrepreneur, a huge employer of labour; an ingenious citizen, who has made immeasurable contribution to our nationwide improvement each in public and non-public lives.

It is due to this fact a heinous perversion for Lai Mohammed, who has earned himself a notoriety, to the extent Nigerians now substitute his first identify, ‘Lai’ with ‘lie’, to try to counsel that the selection of Atiku Abubakar is a return to period of corruption, whereas President Buhari is internationally reputed to be presiding over essentially the most corrupt administration within the historical past of our nation.

Lai Mohammed fails to observe that Nigerians are conscious that, whereas our candidate, Atiku Abubakar has by no means been indicted for corruption or going through any corruption cost, President Buhari is now overburdened by indictments and allegations of humongous corruption, for which he has failed to present explanations.

Since Lai Mohammed is speaking about period of corruption, we cost him to communicate up on the leaked memo detailing the stealing of N9 trillion ($25billion {dollars}) by way of underhand oil contract on the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC) and the Ministry of Petroleum, below President Buhari’s direct supervision.

Lai Mohammed ought to communicate up on the alleged siphoning of N1.four trillion by way of sleazy oil subsidy regimes and these benefitting from the alleged N58 hidden tax per liter which Nigerians have continued to bear because the gasoline value enhance from N87 to presumably unsubsidized price of N145.

Lai Mohammed ought to communicate up on why the Buhari Presidency is suppressing investigation into alleged use of 18 unregistered firms to carry and divert N1.1 trillion value of crude oil in 2017 and the President’s alleged hyperlink with the beneficiaries of this fraud.

Can Lai Mohammed inform Nigerians how the Buhari period allegedly presided over the stealing of over N18 billion from the funds permitted for rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Individuals (IDPs) and rebuilding of six northeast states ravaged by insurgency?

Can Lai Mohammed inform Nigerians how over N25 billion meant for well being wants of Nigerians was stolen by the Presidency cabal from the Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Scheme (NHIS), and how the identical cabal siphoned the $322 million repatriated by Switzerland, below the guise of sharing the funds to the poor?

It is solely in an administration just like the Buhari Presidency that thrives in lies and deception that characters like Lai Mohammed, together with his proclivities, could be minister.

This is the identical particular person, who practically brought about a nationwide disaster when he, in Could 2015, accused former President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP of irritating the actions of then Transition Committee just for the pinnacle of the APC staff, Alhaji Ahmed Joda, to declare that that the staff had all of the cooperation from the PDP.

This is the identical Lai Mohammed, who, in 2014, alleged that the PDP denied a airplane carrying a state governor from touchdown in Ado Ekiti to attend the APC Governorship election rally within the state just for the State Authorities to debunk the lie stating that the governor didn’t journey to Ekiti however was attending official features within the state.

This is the identical minister that has not been in a position to clarify the circumstances surrounding his try to get hold of over N13 million from the Nationwide Broadcasting Company (NBC) below the masks of a “mortgage”, against budgetary approvals and rules of the Treasury Single Account (TSA).

In as a lot because the PDP stays dedicated to challenge-based mostly marketing campaign forward of 2019 elections, we won’t by any means tolerate additional lies and fabrications from the Buhari Presidency, significantly from brokers who don’t have any moral substance to make allegations against any Nigerian.

On a ultimate observe, the PDP counsels the Buhari Presidency and the APC to shed their resort to lies, falsehood and smear marketing campaign and get ready to face an inevitable crushing defeat, come 2019.


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