Muhammadu Buhari has descended on his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck
Jonathan for taking a swipe at his administration for what the former
president described as running a government of lies and propaganda.
through his support group under the chairmanship of Hon. Austin Braimoh
and Secretary Chief Cassidy Madueke lambasted former President Goodluck
Jonathan for his attack on President Muhammadu Buhari for running a
government of lies and propaganda.
group under the auspices of Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) said the
immediate past president ran the most corrupt government in Nigeria's
history with trillions of naira that disappeared without any trace in
the hands of those that served in his government during his six-year
Jonathan further they said Nigerians overwhelmingly rejected his
government during the 2015 elections for alleged incompetence and
running a government without a clear cut direction.
statement reads in part: “to us, it was uncharitable for the former
President to refer to APC as running a government of “lies and
propaganda”, while at the same time attempting to impress Nigerians that
he ran a faultless government with time tested achievements.
is unbecoming of former President Jonathan to speak of President
Buhari’s government in bad light, even when majority of Nigerians home
and abroad believed he ran the worst and most corrupt government ever.
submit that the former President should always remember that Nigerians
rejected him overwhelmingly during the 2015 Presidential election on the
alleged incompetent and directionless government he ran, all through, a
reason he should avoid being brazenly judgemental.
the former President ought to be in the dock by now, answering charges
on a welter of proven allegations bothering on phenomenal corruption,
ineptitude, utter lack of focus and vision, all which combined to make
Nigeria a pariah state under him.
President Jonathan cannot claim to be a saint at this point in time
when indeed, huge amounts of stolen funds running into trillions of
Naira were recovered from men and women, who served in his government,
including the former First Lady.
still remember vividly that looting of treasury was an art under the
past government of Jonathan, while terrorism gained momentum
uncontrollably as government officials under his watch pilfered from
monies earmarked to fight terrorism without remorse
one is in doubt that Nigeria fell into the abyss under the Jonathan
administration with a completely wreaked economy, which eventually gave
way to a gripping recession that took ingenuity and wisdom from Present
Buhari’s government to resolve.
Jonathan’s administration almost nailed the future of Nigeria, dealing a
fatal blow on the system with a fraudulently contrived privatization
agenda, in which only his cronies and henchmen were, mostly
clearing the rot in the power sector, President Buhari did a rescue
operation, which lifted power generation from an all time low of 2,
633MW by 2015 to 7,001MW now.
us, Nigerians are grateful that the achievements of the President
Buhari administration, in a period of just two years, has surpassed
those of the entire 6 years of the Goodluck Jonathan era.”
therefore, allude to the ability of President Buhari to infuse a sense
of transparency probity and accountability in the management of the
national economy which has helped to curb looting, return stability to
the Foreign Exchange Market while external reserve has continue to be on
the sharp rise.
is also gratifying for Nigerians that the policy of diversification of
economy has revived the agricultural sector, leaving farmers to smile to
the banks amid the prospects of growth of agro-allied industries in
all, we, as a group, give kudos to the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) on the recoveries of monies and properties from
Jonathan’s alleged group of mother looters, appealing to the anti-graft
agency not to relent efforts in ensuring the prosecution of those found