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Buhari administration thrives on lies, deceit – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday expressed concerns that Nigerians are losing faith over alleged lies, deceits and atrocities of the regime of the President. Major General Muhammad Buhari (retd).

In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP accused the Buhari-led regime of peddling fake news, citing a fact check World Bank report that allegedly negates Buhari-govt’s “false claims when he told Nigerians that his administration has pulled out 10.5 Nigerians out of poverty.”

According to the statement titled, ‘PDP To Buhari: Our Governors Don’t Peddle Falsehood Like You,’ the PDP accused the Buhari-govt of succeeding ex-President Goodluck Jonathan by means of fake news and negative innuendos that have widened since Buhari came to power in 2015.

The statement read: “For the avoidable of doubts, the PDP insists that our governors are responsible and responsive leaders, who have always shown concerns towards the plight of Nigerians.

“It is on record that they attend to the wishes of Nigerians in their respective states and do not by any whim recourse to peddling of fake news and lies like the Buhari Presidency and his All Progressives Congress.

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“Nigerians will not forget how President Buhari and his party came to power by means of fake news lies, falsehood, fake promises, deceit, beguilements and negative innuendos, a scope they have widened and deepened in the last six years.

“In fact, it is equally on record that never in the history of Nigeria have we had a Presidency that so thrives on lies like that of President Buhari, to the extent that Nigerians have even given one of his ministers the appellation of a liar. Even most recently, President Buhari openly resorted to false claims when he told Nigerians that his administration has pulled out 10.5 Nigerians out of poverty in the last two years, only for the World Bank to do a fact check and discovered that, to the contrary, 7.8 million Nigerians have rather been dragged below the poverty line in the last 12 months.

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“It would also be recalled that in fishing for lies to justify its unwarranted ban on Twitter, the Buhari-led Federal Government alleged that Twitter makes “billions of naira in Nigeria, only for fact checks to reveal to the contrary.

“Nigerians have not forgotten how the Buhari administration scammed Nigerians with a non-existent national carrier for which billions of naira was funnelled out of the treasury, in one of the biggest lies a government ever told its citizens.

“Since the Buhari Presidency has called itself out on its tradition of lies and falsehood, the PDP will not hesitate to publish the Buhari and APC compendium of lies, as told to Nigerians

“It is also ludicrous that President Buhari whose Presidency is a known sanctuary of corruption could attempt to point accusing fingers at governors elected on the platform of the PDP just because they pointed to the evident mismanagement of our petroleum and other national resources

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“This is an administration which has not been able to account for over N15 trillion reportedly stolen from NNPC coffers including the N9.6 trillion detailed in the leaked NNPC memo, the reported N1.1 trillion worth of crude stolen with 18 unregistered vessels, the over N2 trillion siphoned through various subsidy scams and other reported frauds in agencies such as FIRS, NPA, NDDC, NEMA, NHIS, among others.

“It is on record that unlike the PDP administration that exposed and prosecuted any official accused of any misdemeanour bordering on corruption, President Buhari, in a very recent global interview admitted that his government and party are infested by corrupt people and that instead of exposing and prosecuting them, he devised a way of “easing them out”.

“The Buhari Presidency and the APC must know that their unwarranted attacks on our governors cannot sway the public or divert attention from the atrocities of the Buhari administration.”

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