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Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by Ebullience(m): 5:38pm On May 22, 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday criticised previous Nigerian administrations for “lack of imagination.”

He said they failed to provide needed infrastructure despite huge revenues, even as he singled out Olusegun Obasanjo, who was president from 1999 to 2007, for spending over $15 billion dollars on power without achieving much.

Mr Obasanjo, a former supporter of Mr Buhari, is one of the fiercest critics of the incumbent president. He had in January written a damning letter to Mr Buhari asking him not to seek re-election in 2019 due to poor performance.

Speaking when he received a delegation of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) at the Presidential Villa Tuesday, the president said he often wondered why people in authority chose to send their children outside the country to acquire education while they fail to develop the country.

“I wonder want kind of Nigerians they want their children to come and work with. I think there is a lot of lack of imagination.

“Because if you’re fighting for the country then you shouldn’t be misappropriating or misapplying the fund the way people do,” he said.

Mr Buhari thanked members of the support group for standing by him without being prompted to do so.

“Nobody is paying you for what you have been doing. It is because from the bottom of your hearts; you exposed yourselves by identifying with me through opposition to success and after the success.

“I don’t know how many of you people will say what the hell you got out of it. You can only get satisfaction through voluntary and understandable way of believing in issues you do.

“You are only expecting your return from God and you are looking for the future of the country-your children and grand children.”

The president told the gathering that he recently made some statements. He said because some of them may have missed it due to absence of electricity, he had to repeat it.

He said he threw a challenge to anyone to check either in Europe, Asia or America that between 1999 and 2014, Nigeria was producing 2.1 million barrels per day of crude at an average cost of $100 per barrel.

He said the price even went up to $143.

“So Nigeria was earning 2.1 million times 100 times 16 years, 7 days a week.

“When we came, it collapsed to $37-38 and it was oscillating between $40 and $54 sometimes.

“ I went to the Governor of Central Bank, thank goodness I did not sack him, he is still there. I went with my cap in my hand and say oya. He said there was no savings, only debt,” Mr Buhari said.

During the 16 years the president referenced, Nigeria was governed by three presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo (1999-2007), Umaru Yar’Adua (2007 to 2010), and Goodluck Jonathan (2010 to 2015).

The president told the group of supporters that when he assumed office, most of the roads in Nigeria were in terrible condition, adding “some of them were not repaired since PTF days.”

PTF is the Petroleum Trust Fund set up by late Head of State, Sani Abacha, in 1994 to utilise the proceeds of a petrol price increase. Mr Buhari headed the PTF, which was reputed to have constructed many road projects across the country while the military dictator stole Nigeria blind.

Mr Buhari, who has been criticised for looking the other way while Mr Abacha stole billions of dollars from public treasury while in office, again justified his working with the dictator.

“No matter what opinion you have about Abacha,” he said, “I agreed to work with him and the roads we did from PTF exist from here to Port Harcourt, to Onitsha, to Benin and so on.”

He said the agency also intervened in education and medical care among others.

Mr Buhari also said the railway in Nigeria “was killed and one of the former Heads of State between that time was bragging that he spent more than 15 billion American dollars, not Naira, on power. Where is the power? Where is the power? And now we have to pay the debts,” he said, in apparent reference to Mr Obasanjo.

Lambasts National Assembly

Mr Buhari also came down hard on the members of the National Assembly.

He also said unlike the previous administrations, he has made the highest provision for capital projects; N1.3 trillion; in the budget he took to the Assembly.

“Let anybody come and confront me publicly in the National Assembly. What have they been doing?

“Some of them have been there for 10 years. What have they been doing?,” he asked.

Mr Buhari said just like he mentioned 30 years ago, everyone should know that citizens have no other country than Nigeria, adding “we should remain here and salvage it together no matter what you have outside.”

He said his administration had uncovered some houses in Abuja, U.S. and Europe belonging to “some people”.

He, however, said some of them “swore to God” that the houses do not belong to them.

Mr Buhari said “but their accounts, through the banks, through their companies, show that it is their own. But they say it’s not their own.

“This is a terrible thing and the people are saying what are we doing? Why can’t you lock them up? And again I went on by telling them what I said when I was in uniform, younger and rather ruthless. I got from the President downward and I locked them up in Kirikiri and I said you’re guilty except you prove yourselves innocent.

“I myself was locked up and those who misappropriated public funds were given back what they had taken away. Who did anything about it?

“Then I decided to come and put agbada. I tried one, two, three four times and God agreed,” he said.

Mr Buhari said when he ran for office for the third time and went to the court afterwards, his lawyer, Mike Ahamba, who, he described as “a Roman Catholic and Ibo man” requested the panel of judges at the Supreme Court to order for register of voters in some constituencies across the country be provided for vetting and confirmation of the election outcome.

He said the Supreme Court rejected the request and asked him to approach the electoral commission instead.

The president said that at the end, the court ruled against his petition except one judge, who, he, again described as” another Ibo man, a Roman Catholic” who wrote a minority judgment in his favour.

“He was among the panel of the judges, he wrote a minority report in my favour. So, why this question of religion and ethnicity and so on?

“People are worshipping the dollars, the Sterlings not to even talk of the Naira.

“He wrote a minority report saying this is what we have decided. But the President of that court was my classmate for six years in secondary school; he is from my own state. So, please, we have nothing to regret. Absolutely nothing.

“Since we all believe that God works in our hearts not in our talking. God help us, God help our children and grandchildren.

“We will try as much as we can to work and bring this country to it senses.

“God has given Nigeria everything; we are rich in human and material resources so let us keep praying to God that He should put people of conscience in charge at all levels,” Mr Buhari said.

The president commended members of the BSO for supporting him over the years without expecting anything in return.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/269368-buhari-talks-tough-attacks-obasanjo-yaradua-jonathan-national-assembly.html/

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by doctokwus: 5:59pm On May 22, 2018
Incoherent mumble jumble as usual. Jumping from one issue to another unrelated issue. Wonder if him and Idris Kpokom come from the same lineage.

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by yerokunphilips: 6:00pm On May 22, 2018
doctokwus:
Incoherent mumble jumble as usual.
Jumping from one issue to another unrelated issue.
Wonder if him and Idris Kpokom come from the same lineage.
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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by Nobody: 6:02pm On May 22, 2018
Buhari is a dolt.

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by Nbote(m): 6:03pm On May 22, 2018
A bad workman blames his tools for his failure. A terribly bad workman blames his tools, his workshop and even his customers for his failings.. PMB has been a colossal failure.. He has blamed his predecessors, d youths, Nigerians in general and even other countries for basically every challenge he has been faced with.. Wen will he accept responsibility for anything?

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by OfficialRasheed: 6:05pm On May 22, 2018
This man has no shame o, his own children schooled abroad and he's blasting other people who sent their Children to school abroad.
B okoharam
U nemployment
H erdsmen
A rmed robbery
R ecession
I nsecurity

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by calaway: 7:49pm On May 22, 2018
while he whispers to herdsmen killing nigerians everyday

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by powerkey: 8:09pm On May 22, 2018
Idiot of a President.
very useless

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by hucienda: 8:09pm On May 22, 2018
cheesy

Make ee follow attack Abdulsalami, im padi wey im say no tif Abacha, Shonekan, Babangida, himself, Shagari, Obasanjo again, Murtala, Gowon, Ironsi, Azikiwe, Balewa all the way down to Lugard and beyond.

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by Lanretoye(m): 8:26pm On May 22, 2018
One day,all our troubles will be over in this country...may be when God himself becomes the president.

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by vedaxcool(m): 8:35pm On May 22, 2018
front3line:


Why won’t he be incoherent with the simple verifiable narration above ? I am sorry, I forgot he is not Igbo.

Only Igbo delivers coherent narratives.

Chio see blow wet get sound effects

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by Christoskurion: 8:43pm On May 22, 2018
Fighting corruption is good but in a civilized or sane manner. However,how much has the present government allotted for infrastructural development in our national bugget in 3years and consequently,the tangeable effect on the nation?

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by BlackHatNaija: 9:44pm On May 22, 2018
What a nation! My President has lost focus.
There are so many things before us that needs urgent attention. Blame shifting is not the way forward Mr. President.

We really don't care what happened in the past, as long as there's food on the table of Nigerians. We're not interested about how many years a candidate spend at the national assembly, the failure and success of a nation always goes to the Presidency.

If this is how to tell Nigerians what happened in this 4 years tenure, the President just lost it.

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by chibike69: 9:45pm On May 22, 2018
angry
Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by LordAdam: 9:45pm On May 22, 2018
So Nigeria was earning 2.1 million times 100 times 16 years, 7 days a week.

Chronic, shameless liar!

Which Nigeria was selling 2.1m barrels every day at $100 for the last 16 years? How can such an ignorant illiterate be ruling this country?

And btw, he wants us to applaud Abacha for constructing roads even though international governments have refunded billions he stole, but he wants us to crucify GEJ who also constructed roads, and did more--railways, universities, and revamped agriculture but has no property abroad. Abi is codeine part of their diet in Aso Rock.

Anyway, at least the blame game has gone past GEJ now. Very soon, it'd get to the colonial masters.

Clown!

-Lord

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by Nobody: 9:46pm On May 22, 2018
Keep Slamming till you're slammed out in 2019.

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by ikorodureporta: 9:47pm On May 22, 2018
Whose stature d'u prefer?

'Like' for El-Rufai, 'Share' for Dickson cheesy cheesy Like say no b dsame post dem get cheesy

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by moscobabs(m): 9:47pm On May 22, 2018
The man is too blunt and thats why they hate him

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by NaijaMutant(f): 9:47pm On May 22, 2018
Our daft president is talking again


Singing......

Basket mouth don open mouth again o..... grin

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:48pm On May 22, 2018
GOOD BLESS MY PRESIDENT.

We sane ones will vote for you over and over again.

It's only looters, thieves and their supporters that don't want you to be the President.

They can hate as long as they want and we sane ones will keep voting you as long as we want.

GOD BLESS PMB.

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by NaijaMutant(f): 9:48pm On May 22, 2018
moscobabs:
The man is too blunt and thats why they hate him

He is rather too daft

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by massinola(m): 9:49pm On May 22, 2018
Hmmm
Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by Yinxies(f): 9:49pm On May 22, 2018
shocked
Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by MrRichmond: 9:49pm On May 22, 2018
I expect nothing less from the Blamer-in-chief of the federal republic of Nigeria undecided

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by Rafaell(m): 9:50pm On May 22, 2018
hohohoho !!! empty barrels making the most noise. Mr. dullard, U need to resign this year n find ur way back to daura... no need to wait till 2019

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by chumaster(m): 9:50pm On May 22, 2018
grin grin

the president said he often wondered why people in authority chose to send their children outside the country to acquire education while they fail to develop the country.
“I wonder want kind of Nigerians they want their children to
come and work with. I think there is a lot of lack of imagination.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/07/photos-buharis-children-graduate-from-uk-varsity/

https://www.nairaland.com/3224064/president-buharis-son-daughter-graduate

Can you imagine?
This man is openly calling all Nigerians fools with impunity.
God please grant me my heart desire

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by usagee36: 9:51pm On May 22, 2018
Hahaha medicine after death. Looking for votes for 2019. Obj will hunt you down.

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by bobbybrains(m): 9:51pm On May 22, 2018
They trained their children abroad but you went abroad to treat yourself when you were down ill. Funny talk #Buhari

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by Proudlyngwa(m): 9:51pm On May 22, 2018
doctokwus:
Incoherent mumble jumble as usual.
Jumping from one issue to another unrelated issue.
Wonder if him and Idris Kpokom come from the same lineage.

Counter what he said with facts not emotions

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Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by NaijaMutant(f): 9:52pm On May 22, 2018
;d
Re: Buhari Talks Tough; Attacks Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, National Assembly by Abfinest007(m): 9:52pm On May 22, 2018
he is talking now bcus he knows daura is sure place for him come 2019

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