Don't Claim Port Harcourt Airport Project, PDP Warns Buhari
New Port Harcourt Airport Terminal Building/Twitter

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told President Muhammadu Buhari not to take credit for the revamped Port Harcourt airport terminal.

Buhari had on Thursday commissioned the terminal and blamed his predecessors for not doing enough to refurbish airport terminals in the country.

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However, a statement by the PDP called on Buhari not to lay claim to the project as it was ”conceptualised, articulated and financed by the PDP administration.”

“If anything, the Buhari administration, in its incompetence, only succeeded in delaying the completion of the project, which was perfected by the PDP, including payments to contractors,” the party said.

“It is, to say the least appalling that after three and half years, a President, who is seeking reelection, cannot point to any development project, initiated and executed by his administration in any part of our country.

“Instead, our dear President has been moving around trying to claim credit for projects executed by the PDP all in a desperate attempt to cover his failures in governance.”

It added that “Only recently, President Buhari and his dysfunctional All Progressives Congress (APC), to the chagrin of Nigerians, attempted to claim credit for the Abuja Light Rail Project, even when it was public knowledge that that project was conceptualized and policy-propelled by the PDP.

“We know that President Buhari is eager to stuff up his false performance claims ahead of election, but doing so with the achievements of others is the height of desperation and deceit, which has already become repugnant to majority of Nigerians and the international community.”