The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says over N11 trillion has been stolen under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, particularly, in the petroleum sector.
In a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party challenged Buhari to respond to the alleged diversion of funds meant for the purchase of weapons and welfare of Nigerian soldiers to finance his re-election campaign.
The opposition party also accused Buhari of neglect and insensitivity that led to the escalation of killings and bloodletting in various parts of the country.
PDP said “President Buhari should, by now, be providing answers for the over N11trn stolen under his watch, particularly in the petroleum sector where he sits as minister; the alleged diversion of funds meant for the purchase of weapons and welfare of our soldiers to finance his re-election campaign as well as the neglect and insensitivity that led to the escalation of killings and bloodletting in various parts of the country under his rule.
“Buhari should provide answers for his incompetence and harsh economic policies that plunged our economy into recession, leading to high cost of living, loss of over 30 million jobs, acute poverty, hunger, collapse of infrastructure in our country in the last three and a half years.
“On our own part, the PDP will continue to focus on issue-based campaign and run with practical answers to the myriad of challenges facing our nation in line with the manifesto of our repositioned party and the policy direction of our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.”
The statement berated the President Buhari administration over what it referred to as fresh lies on Atiku.
PDP stated that the attention of the PDP Presidential Campaign had been drawn to perceived fresh fabrications allegedly being sponsored by the Buhari Presidency, in what he termed the presidency’s unrelenting bid to tarnish the image of Abubakar.
The statement said, “It is indeed despicable that Buhari will continue to endorse the spinning of lies by his handlers against another presidential candidate, including their false claims that Atiku cannot travel to the United States, which Nigerians have since found to be mere fabrications.”