Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of running a government of “propaganda and lies.”
Speaking when he hosted one of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship aspirants, Tunde Adeniran, in Abuja on Thursday, Jonathan said there is “something in the PDP” which still makes the party enjoy so much support and goodwill amongst the people despite the party’s ouster in 2015.
Fashola not spared: Jonathan also blasted the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, whom he accused of saying that a serious government will fix the problems in the power sector in six months when the latter was Lagos State governor.
According to Jonathan, it’s been over two years, yet the Minister of Power and his APC colleagues have not been able to perform any magic in the power sector.
“In the power sector, we did well to revive it. A state governor attacked our government, saying that any serious government should be able to fix the power challenge within six months. Today, APC has been in power for how many years now? Fortunately the then governor is in the APC government as a minister,” he said.
Nothing to show, except “propaganda and lies”: The former President believes his administration in particular and that of the PDP in general outperformed the present administration in no small measure. For him, the Buhari-led government has nothing to show for its time in office.
“The PDP administration for 16 years did well and will continue to do well but this administration has done nothing. They deployed propaganda and lies at a professional level.”
Did Fashola say so?: Well, the Minister believes he said no such thing during his time as governor. According to Fashola’s Senior Special Adviser on Communications, Hakeem Bello, the former President’s accusations are inaccurate and distorted.
“It is unfortunate that the former President does not have his facts right. This is because there was nowhere that the current Minister of Power, Works and Housing and former Governor of Lagos State said he could fix Nigeria’s power challenges in six months. If he (Jonathan) needs clarification, we can provide that, instead of stating things that are not factual with respect to the minister and the power sector,” he said.