While speaking in Abuja when he received one of the national chairmanship aspirants of the PDP, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, and members of his campaign team in his office, former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday, alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is characterised by lies and propaganda.
According to a report by PUNCH Nrespaper, the immediate past president, said the solidarity being enjoyed by the Peoples Democratic Party even though it lost election at the centre in 2015, showed that “there is something in the PDP.”
While pledging to speak up some day on the achievements of the PDP in its 16 years in power, the former President took a swipe at the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who as a state governor, reportedly said that a serious government at the centre must be able to fix power within six months.
Jonathan observed that more than two years of the APC Federal Government, to which Fashola belongs as a minister, the government had not been able to fix power, adding that Fashola who made the statement is incidentally in charge of power today.
Jonathan said the Buhari government had not done anything since it came to power on May 29, 2015. “The PDP administration for 16 years did well and will continue to do well but this administration has done nothing. They deployed propaganda and lies at a professional level.
“In the power sector, we did well to revive it. A state governor attacked our government, saying that any serious government should be able to fix the power challenge within six months.
“Today, APC has been in power for how many years now? Fortunately the then governor is in the APC government as a minister.”
In his reaction, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated that Jonathan did not have the right facts.
The minister, who spoke through his Senior Special Adviser on Communications, Hakeem Bello, stated that it was unfortunate to know that Jonathan would accuse the current government of not doing enough in the power sector.
He said, “It is unfortunate that the former President does not have his facts right. This is because there was nowhere that the current Minister of Power, Works and Housing and former Governor of Lagos State said he could fix Nigeria’s power challenges in six months.
“If he (Jonathan) needs clarification, we can provide that, instead of stating things that are not factual with respect to the minister and the power sector.”