Atiku Has No Basis To Criticise Buhari — Lai Mohammed
The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has warned the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, that he had no moral justification to attack, the current administration headed by Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking at the seventh edition of the scorecard series of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in Abuja on Monday, the minister said if anyone should accuse the current government of not doing anything, it should not be Atiku.
” Let me use this opportunity to comment on the increasing tendency by some opposition presidential candidates to downplay the achievements of this administration, in their desperation for power, ahead of the 2023 elections.
“The worst offender in this regard has been the presidential candidate of the PDP, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
“During his recent campaign in Akure, the former VP was quoted as saying the APC had not done anything for Nigeria in eight years.
“What a preposterous statement from somebody who should know. I guess we can excuse His Excellency the former Vice President who, until recently, had fully relocated to Dubai, thus losing touch with Nigeria.
“Before this administration came into office, all the five local government areas in Adamawa’s northern senatorial district were effectively under the control of the Boko Haram terrorists.
“All state institutions, the local government administration, the police, the judiciary, schools, hospitals and markets had been sacked. Today, not an inch of these local governments in Adamawa, the home state of the former vice-president, is under the control of terrorists.
“All institutions of state have relocated back and are operational. All emirs and chiefs have returned to their palaces.
“You can also see the irony of someone who held the number two position in the country for all of eight years but could not positively impact his own hometown, state or region now condemning an administration that has made it possible for him to even access his hometown — anytime he flies in from his new hometown of Dubai!”
Mohammed added that Buhari’s administration has had a positive impact on all parts of the country.
“No amount of fallacious soap box rhetorics can change this fact,” the minister said.