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Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by oshozondii: 4:58pm On Jun 10
June 10, 2021

Press Conference

Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects, Says PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is appalled by President Muhammadu Buhari’s deplorable performance at the exclusive interview on Arise Television this morning.

Our party is dismayed that while millions of Nigerians eagerly expected President Buhari to use the interview to address salient issues confronting our nation, Mr. President bungled the opportunity by being evasive and dodgy while attempting to lay claims to projects done by PDP administrations.

Instead of addressing issues and providing direction for our nation, President Buhari exposed his cluelessness, paucity of ideas for development while making very provocative comments that could embolden terrorists as well as serve as recipe for further division and violence in the country.

On Infrastructure, it is ludicrous to us in the PDP that Mr. President can disingenuously seek to subtract the deliverables achieved by past PDP administration from his so-called achievement on infrastructure.

The PDP places it on record and we know that Nigerians are also aware that President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was elected on the platform of the PDP, introduced a 25 years national development plan upon assumption of office in 1999.

This included the massive construction and expansion of road network, power plants, railways projects, inland and coastal waterways, airports, housing, agricultural and health projects as well as establishment of new universities and other legacy projects in various parts of our country.

We want to inform President Buhari, since he is not always aware, that successive governments elected on the platform of the PDP built on these development plans leading to the expansion of major trunk roads across our country, railways and other legacy projects which, probably, his handlers are making him to believe are his.

It is on record that President Goodluck Jonathan also took on a massive expansion of our international and domestic airports, across the country, built and commissioned railway stations.

It is instructive to state that where projects were yet to be completed, it is only a natural occurrence for any Nigerian elected as President to proceed, in the national interest, to complete such projects.

The PDP therefore considers it tacky for Mr. President to seek to claim any credit for projects he never conceptualized, commenced or built to near completion, just because he found himself in office at the point of completion.

Should Mr. President be reminded that even the expansion of the Presidential Villa including the Banquet Hall, which his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) uses today as its National Secretariat was conceptualized and built by the PDP government, though leaders of the APC stood stoutly against the project while it was on-going?

President Buhari also needs to accept the bitter fact that the current draw back in infrastructural development in our country started with his administration. Like a relay race, successive PDP administrations furthered infrastructural development only for him to run the opposite direction when the baton was passed to him.

It is important to state that only the on-going refurbishing of Akwanga-Maiduguri road that President Buhari can lay claim to as the singular and only project in which he has demonstrated capacity.

The expectation of Nigerians is that in an interview like this, Mr. President should give honour to those who conceptualized and built these projects to near completion and, in most cases, only for him to perform the commissioning ceremony.

Mr. President must also be reminded that all institutions of good governance under the contemporary dispensation including the EFCC, ICPC, the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) and Debt Management Office (DMO) among others were PDP’s creation.

Even the Sovereign Wealth Fund, which has become the referral point for his administration, was created by the PDP with stiff opposition from leaders of the APC, like former Governors Rotimi Amaechi and Adams Oshiomhole.

On issue of devolution of power, state police and restructuring, it is disappointing and heartrending that Mr. President was evasive, dodgy and had no direct response to these burning issues even in the face of a national consensus for the amendment of the1999 Constitution to address these pertinent issues.

It is also alarming that Mr. President, in his own words, dismissed two governors who ran to him for solution to issues of national security, with escalated killings, kidnapping and violence in their states.

That action as revealed by Mr. President is very disturbing because, as the commander-in-chief, on whose shoulder rests the responsibility of securing our nation, and who also promised to lead from the front, his reaction ought not to have been dismissive of the said governors.

This action as narrated by Mr. President clearly showed how he abdicated his responsibility and yet was audacious to come to the public arena and made open his personal flaws and failures that have affected the foundation of our national security and emboldened terrorists, kidnappers and bandits to attack and kill our compatriots.

On the issue of fuel subsidy, it is a known fact that cross boarder crimes like smuggling have their negative effect on prices of petroleum products. While this constitutes a challenge to our economy, the fundamental issue which Mr. President dodged in the interview is the sleazy nature of subsidy policy under his administration.

Mr. President failed to tell Nigerians how the volume of PMS used in our country progressed exponentially from 35 million liters per day to the current fictitious 100 million liters per day, upon which his administration’s subsidy payout is calculated.

In an interview in which for the first time in the history of his government, President Buhari flamboyantly faced the camera, the opaque nature of the subsidy regime under his administration ought to have been topical. The expectation of Nigerians was for Mr. President to address the demand for openness in his administration’s subsidy regime as well as why Nigerians are paying humongous sums on subsidy.

On corruption, we invite Nigerians to note that President Buhari admitted in the interview, that corruption was endemic in his administration; that there are corrupt persons in his administration and his party, but that he devised a way of easing them out and thus giving them official covers instead of exposing such persons and allowing them to face the law. This validates our position that the Buhari Administration is a sanctuary of corruption.

It is also distressing that President Buhari used the interview to issue threats to Nigerians as well as justify the nepotism that has characterized appointment of key officials of his administration to the chagrin of our national sensibilities.

Such disposition to our national sensibilities is a recipe for further divisions and violence in our country.

Most disheartening is that in the face of grave security concerns across the federation, President Buhari proffered no solutions, even when he admitted that insecurity has almost overwhelmed his administration.

Also, though he lamented the invasion of our national territory by Sahelians, Mr. President did not introduce any concrete measure that can vanquish these set of criminals.

The interview session was therefore a Presidential demonstration of the challenges confronting our nation without a modicum of solution either now or in the future. It was all about buck-passing, grandstanding and a holier-than-thou disposition of the Buhari Presidency.

From the interview, it is clear that President Buhari has no legacy project to point to except infrastructural backwardness, false performance claims, covering corruption, destroying of our national institutions, wrecking of our economy, dividing Nigerians as well as reckless borrowings with nothing to show.
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Lalasticlala

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by PrinceOfLagos: 5:00pm On Jun 10
His regular trademark

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by Kuceeh: 5:06pm On Jun 10
Hnnnmmm

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by Maxymilliano(m): 5:06pm On Jun 10
Buhari has lost touch with reality and any completed projects must be coveted as part of his achievements.

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by 280Bracket: 5:06pm On Jun 10
I'm a living corpse. Literally speaking. Please I need any financial help to resuscitate. Thank you.

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by Mexzy4sho(m): 5:07pm On Jun 10
Wow.... PDP finished Buhari on this one.

All the president did was talk about his failures,even dismissing governors that came to ask for solutions.

Arise just wasted their time and ours also.

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by ThumbzTNA(m): 5:08pm On Jun 10
Buhari and APC are monumental failures. As for Rotimi Amaeachi that thinks that building a rail track to Niger Republic is a better idea than building one in the South East, when the time comes that he needs votes, i hope he will get his votes from Niger Rep

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by festacman(m): 5:19pm On Jun 10
Continuing and completing his predecessors' projects rather than abandoning them to start his own is a big plus rather than a minus. Government should be continuum.

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by neighbourhud(m): 6:05pm On Jun 10
He actually completed what they failed to finish and I don't see anything bad in it. Infact, he should be applauded for that...

I remember how terrible Jebba road was and how he mandated all involved to finish it within a specific time... (A road they claimed was completed already). He made them vomit the embezzled money.

He has his error on security but on this one, I stand with him!

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by Henrolla(m): 6:05pm On Jun 10
Honestly, there's no Buhari anywhere.

Had a terrible experience with a tailor called Buhari lately. That's how i got to know that anything called Buhari is a problem

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by Wiseandtrue(f): 6:05pm On Jun 10
oshozondii:

Also, though he lamented the invasion of our national territory by Sahelians, Mr. President did not introduce any concrete measure that can vanquish these set of criminals
https://www.facebook.com/333519270030012/posts/3972082502840319/

Lalasticlala
PDP self funny cheesy cheesy grin what could Buhari possibly say about his relatives

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by Jeromejnr(m): 6:06pm On Jun 10
festacman:
Continuing and completing his predecessors' projects rather than abandoning them to start his own is a big plus rather than a minus. Government should be continuum.

Preach it Sir

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by InaNla(f): 6:06pm On Jun 10
Fraudulent president

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by Frontail: 6:06pm On Jun 10
grin

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by NaijaOlosho(f): 6:06pm On Jun 10
Thats true
Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by Suspect33(m): 6:06pm On Jun 10
Hate them all you want, but you cannot deny A.P.C's tenacity in challenging G.E.J adminstration and how vigorously they worked to undermine his achievements, highlight his area of weakness and scrutinized his every action to find fault in them, they succeeded

P.D.P on the other hand are a very useless and lazy party, Goodluck Jonathan who's arguably one of Nigeria's best President was never given a moment to breathe by the A.P.C who challenged his every action.

President Buhari on the other hand who is unarguably the WORST PRESIDENT in Nigeria's history is facing not even an iota of challenge, imagine it was GEJ running Nigeria the way Buhari is, PDP is useless

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by Macsjebs(m): 6:06pm On Jun 10
Yeah, normal for opposition party, the two both of you are same anyways grin

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by Otundembo8: 6:07pm On Jun 10
Neke

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by vedaxcool(m): 6:07pm On Jun 10
L grin PDP losers and thieves know their intended target, brainless Atiku cummers and crumb beggars.

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by nairalee(m): 6:07pm On Jun 10
Every time I hear that Buhari will grant an interview I have two reaction. 1) fear 2) Excitement 3) laughter


1) Fear that he will go and embarrass the entire nation in the eyes of the world

2) Excitement cos I know he will prove once again to his blind followers that he's indeed inept

3) Laughter because I know it'll be comedy material


What a president!

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by Kingspin(m): 6:07pm On Jun 10
Buhari doesn't know up to 90 percent of what is happening in this country.

What a mistake.

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by superCleanworks(m): 6:07pm On Jun 10
Here we go again

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by meobizy(f): 6:07pm On Jun 10
This is how you recognize a party which doesn’t put the welfare of the populace first. Nobody should care which party did what first or last, politicians are supposed to work selflessly for the people. Only selfish and greedy individuals want everybody to know they did something because of cheap praise or use of the acknowledgment to further their needs.

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by ictjobber: 6:07pm On Jun 10
What else do you expect from an illiterate

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by superCleanworks(m): 6:08pm On Jun 10
Otundembo8:
Continuing and completing his predecessors' projects rather than abandoning them to start his own is a big plus rather than a minus. Government should be continuum.
Well said

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by Confirmedzombie: 6:08pm On Jun 10
PDP and ipob pigs will keep waiting from now till enternity.

Nigerians dont take PDP & IPOB serious. Buhari has performed more than PDP 20yrs in power.

Ipob remains a terorists group and must be crushed.

PDP & IPOB are like a Dot in a circle.

Nigerians are solidly behind Buhari. The best president Nigeria ever had.

Ride on Baba, we are solidly behind you

Shame on PDP & IPOB TERORISTS

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by Imperare(f): 6:08pm On Jun 10
nice
Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by Ezedon(m): 6:08pm On Jun 10
Failed government

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Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by Nuelito: 6:08pm On Jun 10
I laugh in swahili
Re: Arise Interview: Buhari Evasive, Dodgy, Claimed Our Projects - PDP by principalgee: 6:09pm On Jun 10
He who finishes a project take the Glory!

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