The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, dropped a new challenge for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday: Tell us what you did in the South East and South South in your 16 years in office.
Mohammed who is on a tour of federal government infrastructure projects nationwide said the criticism that the Buhari administration has neglected the two regions is false and baseless. He accused the PDP of misinforming the people of the region.
“I am glad that from the feedback we are getting, the people in the South-East know what is going on because they know what was going on for 16 years and are also here in the last three years and they have seen the difference,” he said.
According to the Minister, the FG has been “faithful, sincere, passionate and committed towards infrastructural development. What we are doing has never been done in almost 16 to 20 years at least along this axis.”
“I’m particularly glad that we came on this trip for two reasons. I think it has given the lie to those naysayers, who have painted the administration as having done nothing for the South-East and the South-South.
“When we were coming on this (third) stretch of the road, I was informed that until this administration came, an entire lane was completely impassable after it was turned to a refuse dump. Now the question is: In 16 years, what did the PDP do on the Enugu-Port Harcourt Road?
”Everything that we saw (along the Enugu-Port Harcourt road) today is what this administration has achieved, yet some politicians are so fraudulent. They sit in Abuja and accuse the administration of doing nothing for the South-East and the South-South,” he said.