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Stop taking credit for PDP projects – Atiku to Buhari

Valentine Chinyem

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The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to stop taking credit for projects initiated by the administration of PDP.

Atiku, who was reacting to the inauguration of the new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja by President Buhari during the week, said the APC should focus on its core mandate and desist from propaganda, while citing that most of the developmental projects so far inaugurated by the president and party, were initiated and mostly fully paid for by the past PDP administrations of Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, hence the current government can’t take credit for them.

This was made known kn a statememt issued by Atiku’s Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu, who said the new terminal, like many others were conceived, signed, awarded and paid for by Jonathan’s administration.

“It needs to be emphasised that new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is among the many projects conceived and started by the immediate past PDP administration of Jonathan,” the statement reads.

“The last administration had obtained a $500 million facility from the Chinese Exim Bank, with additional funding of $100 million from Nigeria to build four international terminals in Port Harcourt, Lagos, Abuja and Kano. We understand that governance is a continuum and that’s why there should not be unnecessary orgasms by sympathizers of the Buhari’s administration in trying to change the narrative that the new terminal and the one earlier commissioned in Port Harcourt were achievements of the Buhari administration.

“Isn’t it strange that the APC is now resorting to projects conceived and executed by PDP as its achievements in office after spending almost four years in office with nothing to show for it?”

The PDP presidential candidate insisted that projects like the completion of Kaduna-Abuja railway line and the Abuja metro line among other projects were at advanced stages before the expiration of Jonathan’s tenure in office.

He, consequently, dared the President and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to list projects conceived, started and inaugurated by them since assumption of office.

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