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Buhari Hits Jonathan, Atiku by Abagworo(m): 12:53am On Nov 29, 2010
…Says both are same sides of a coin
•’Disagreement between the duo, sign of PDP’s deficiency’
From FRANCIS AWOWOLE-BROWNE, Abuja
Monday, November 29, 2010
•Buhari
Photo: Sun News publishing
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Presidential aspirant of the Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), General Mohammadu Buhari has said that the disagreement between President Goodluck Jonathan and former vice president Alhaji Abubakar Atiku over the state of the nation’s economy was a clear indication of the deficiency of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in managing Nigeria’s economy.

The former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had while responding to his selection as the North’s consensus presidential aspirant of the PDP decried perceived poor implementation of the budget and also alleged that the nation’s foreign reserve had been depleted.

In his defence, President Jonathan described the former vice president as ignorant of the workings of the economy and cautioned him against playing politics with the nation’s economy as a way of gaining cheap political sympathy in the coming 2011 general elections.

But the former head of state said both Atiku and President Jonathan were two sides of a coin in a party that had no wherewithal to revamp the nation’s economy, rather it would further push it into abyss.
He said it was the planned programme of action on how to redirect the economy to make it buoyant that stood the CPC out of the cluster of parties of which the PDP was one.

The presidential hopeful stated that the claims by Alhaji Atiku and the counter claims by the Presidency only deepened the conviction that PDP was a dilemma to the country and her people and could only have visited hardship on the people through economic mismanagement that had spanned about 12 years.
Speaking through his spokesman, Dennis Aghanya, Gen. Buhari in his reaction to the disagreement between the two personalities lamented that the greatest misfortune that could befall Nigeria was to allow PDP win any of the 36 states of the federation let alone the Presidency in 2011.

General Buhari said investigations by the CPC revealed that the nation’s external reserves “which stood at about $64billion, when Yaradua/Jonathan were sworn in now stands at about $30billion; our foreign debt which was reduced by the OBJ’s regime from $37.5billion to $3.5billion is now back to over $30billion; and our excess crude which stood at about $20billion is now less than $1billion. Also our domestic debt is over N3.5trillion with our local contractors’ at the receiving end.

The implication of the development, he argued, was that so much money had been wasted with virtually no physical development to show for it, except for the continued impoverishment of innocent Nigerians. “The present administration is busy packing all the money meant for development, which ordinarily would have brought positive transformation to the society; an opportunity the President would have capitalized on to request for votes in 2011 general elections, rather than cutting corners and using the nation’s wealth to rig the 2011 general elections.

“The argument for and against, going on between the former vice president, Atiku Abaubakar, and President Goodluck Jonathan, is all a PDP affair and in confirmation of the looting of our national treasury going on by the PDP led federal government.” It is an understatement to say that the PDP government has mismanaged our economy, but most appropriate to say that it stinks with corruption.

“Quite acceptable that the government’s economic reform programmes were on course, according to the Finance Minister, Segun Aganga, and that the recurrent expenditure of the budget has been implemented 100 per cent with over N750 billion capital expenditure so far released, hoping to hit N900 billion by the 2010 financial year. To what extent has this impacted in the physical transformation of the society?

“No job for our teeming job seekers. Our national highways are death traps while most industries are either closing down or relocating the neighbouring countries. The finance minister also posited that the three tiers of government jointly invested $5.5 billion different on NIPPs projects across the country, the money drawn from the excess crude account, without any meaningful improvement in the power sector. This sector has remained a conduit pipe for successive PDP governments to siphon our huge oil revenue since the country’s return to democracy in 1999.

“The agenda of our former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, to balkanize Nigeria after his reign, seem to still be on course. If not, why is this regime currently depending on the nation’s emergence oil reserve stored in the northern part of the country, an effort designed to artificially stabilize the problem of fuel scarcity in the country.

“This is to gain cheap popularity against the forthcoming 2011 general elections. What shall we fall back on incase of any serious natural disaster that may befall the nation; a disaster that may affect both the production of natural crude and the importation of finished petroleum products? Is building of more refineries, as a matter of priority, not a better solution?
Re: Buhari Hits Jonathan, Atiku by Blazay(m): 3:39am On Nov 29, 2010
Look at who is talking.
Someone who fell asleep on duty and allowed IBB to kick him out of office.
Please, respect yourself sir, or I send IBB after you again. angry
Shameless man.
Do you have any fresh ideas, instead of capitalizing on other aspirants' public fights? undecided


Presidential aspirant of the Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), General Mohammadu Buhari has said that the disagreement between President Goodluck Jonathan and former vice president Alhaji Abubakar Atiku over the state of the nation’s economy was a clear indication of the deficiency of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in managing Nigeria’s economy.

With all due respects,
Please, shut up sir.
No offence.
I am just respecting you because of your age.
You are older than my father.
But please, shut up sir.
I say shut up.
Re: Buhari Hits Jonathan, Atiku by Kobojunkie: 7:02am On Nov 29, 2010

But the former head of state said both Atiku and President Jonathan were two sides of a coin in a party that had no wherewithal to revamp the nation’s economy, rather it would further push it into abyss.

He said it was the planned programme of action on how to redirect the economy to make it buoyant that stood the CPC out of the cluster of parties of which the PDP was one.

The presidential hopeful stated that the claims by Alhaji Atiku and the counter claims by the Presidency only deepened the conviction that PDP was a dilemma to the country and her people and could only have visited hardship on the people through economic mismanagement that had spanned about 12 years.

Speaking through his spokesman, Dennis Aghanya, Gen. Buhari in his reaction to the disagreement between the two personalities lamented that the greatest misfortune that could befall Nigeria was to allow PDP win any of the 36 states of the federation let alone the Presidency in 2011.


Buhari is right!
Re: Buhari Hits Jonathan, Atiku by marvix(m): 7:19am On Nov 29, 2010
Yes Kobo, Buhari is right, but does he have a better option, can he sell the option, your merchandise is only as good as you can sell it.

Let us take this into consideration, "IBB and Buhari represents our distant past, Atiku represents our immediate past, GEJ represents our present and immediate future while Ribadu represents our nearest future" Lets not mix these up.
Re: Buhari Hits Jonathan, Atiku by Kobojunkie: 7:24am On Nov 29, 2010
Are you saying that if a known thief is better able to sell his merchandise, you would ignore common sense, and purchase from him, just because of that?

Again, Buhari is right and I believe in common sense. We have seen the problems . . . we know the problems. I don't see reason why we should, for another 4 years of our own lives, sell out to the very same group of thugs that brought this country to where it is today.
Re: Buhari Hits Jonathan, Atiku by Nobody: 8:05am On Nov 29, 2010
The truth needs no interpretations. PDP cannot live without corruption. Buhari stands out as our only Messiah from the mess called Nigeria. But will my people wake up from their slumber of cheap sentiments and suffering/smiling?
Re: Buhari Hits Jonathan, Atiku by Abagworo(m): 11:43am On Nov 29, 2010
Once you are a product of a corrupt cabal,It is only a matter of time before you join them.
Re: Buhari Hits Jonathan, Atiku by Blazay(m): 11:48am On Nov 29, 2010
Abagworo:

Once you are a product of a corrupt cabal,[/b]It is only a matter of time before you[b] join them.

Erm,
Sir "Gworo "made in "Aba"? undecided

These Ndi-Igbo will make anything to survive.

This is highly tautologous.
Did the 'product' ever leave the corrupt cabal? How?

If you are a product of a corrupt cabal, it means you never left to rejoin them. It means you are with them for life. Blood products to be exact.
Re: Buhari Hits Jonathan, Atiku by Kobojunkie: 4:54pm On Nov 29, 2010
jabbok:

The truth needs no interpretations. PDP cannot live without corruption. Buhari stands out as our only Messiah from the mess called Nigeria. But will my people wake up from their slumber of cheap sentiments and suffering/smiling?


I would not go as far as to label Buhari a 'messiah' -- this practice is what brought us to where we are today(the need to make a messiah of these politicians). I can say though that he seems the most removed from all the chaos and corruption, and he is never been part of the PDP, the party responsible for most all the decay we have experienced in the last 12 years of our democracy.
Re: Buhari Hits Jonathan, Atiku by GenBuhari(m): 12:49pm On Jan 08, 2011
@Kobojunkie,

democracy? When elections are rigged, you cease to have a democracy.


Kobojunkie:


I would not go as far as to label Buhari a 'messiah' -- this practice is what brought us to where we are today(the need to make a messiah of these politicians). I can say though that he seems the most removed from all the chaos and corruption, and he is never been part of the PDP, the party responsible for most all the decay we have experienced in the last 12 years of our democracy.

I agree in supporting Buhari

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