How Dare You Criticize Us When You Could Not Even Build Roads To Your Hometown? — FG Slams Atiku
The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Monday, said that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar is not in a position to condemn the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News recalls that Atiku, during his campaign in Akure accused the Buhari-led administration of not achieving anything in the about eight years they have been in power.
Reacting to the PDP flag bearer’s claims while Speaking in Abuja on the achievements in the water sector, the minister accused Atiku of trying to downplay the effort of the Buhari administration.
Mohammed said, ” 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.”
Mohammed argued that Atiku has no right to point fingers at the All Progressives Congress considering that during his eight years as the vice president there was no motorable road to his hometown and key local governments in the southern senatorial zone that served as Adamawa’s food basket and economic nerve centre until the government of President Muhammadu Buhari took over office.
“And if anyone would accuse the APC-led Federal Government of doing nothing, it should not be Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
“Why? Because for the 16 years of the PDP rule, eight of which Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was Vice President, there was no motorable road to the former VP’s hometown,” Mohammed added.