Former Vice-President, and Presidential aspirant, Abubakar Atiku, has asked President Buhari to list his accomplishments in office and has said the President has never ran a successful business in his life.
In a statement from his media office, the People’s Democratic Party’s Presidential candidate in the forthcoming elections in 2019 listed his own accomplishments, both as Vice-president and as a business man and asked the President Buhari to list his too.
The statement said:
“Some of Atiku Abubakar’s achievements as Nigeria’s Vice President are that as head of the National Council of Privatisation, he superintended over the GSM revolution that saw Nigeria go from 50,000 to 100 million GSM lines, he has added 500,000 direct jobs to the Nigerian economy and attracted $27bn to our GDP,” the statement read.
“Our question to President Buhari and the APC is how many jobs have they created?
“Another of Abubakar’s achievements is the successful privatisation of many public enterprises that hitherto consumed government resources without yielding a profit. In response, we ask President Buhari how many loopholes in public expenditure has he plugged? The spectacular failure of the 419 Nigeria Air is still fresh in the memory of Nigerians.
“Finally, the APC spokesman had the guts to question His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar’s source of wealth.
“We wish to remind APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, that Atiku Abubakar is not like President Buhari who has never run a successful private business throughout his life.
“Unlike Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar is an expert job creator who has founded many successful and thriving businesses including the American University of Nigeria, Yola; a microfinance bank that has moved 45,000 families out of poverty and Rica Gado, a livestock feed company that has significantly reduced instances of herdsmen/farmers clashes by providing a business-friendly solution instead of asking Nigerians to give up their lands for cattle ranching or face death, as the Buhari government did.
“And by private enterprises, we are not referring to 150 cows that never increase in number, year in year out
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