Buhari is a liar – Omokri

It is very interesting that President Buhari has said that he did not
sack the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin
Emefiele, when he came in because he wanted him to salvage the
terrible economy he inherited.
He also alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party left the country
in tatters and challenged anyone to contradict his claim.
I hereby accept the President’s challenge and I remind him that
this will not be the first time I have exposed him as a liar, having
recently unveiled 20 lies in his Democracy Day speech to the
nation on May 29, 2018.
In his Tafsir message delivered on Sunday June 10, 2018,
prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, detailed how the
Jonathan administration built infrastructure all over the North
including 9 Federal Universities and 165 almajiri schools. In
contrast, the only project initiated, started and completed in the
last three years by the Buhari government is the Daura helipad for
the President’s private use.
The President should be reminded that under former President
Jonathan, Nigeria never experienced anything like padded budget
and the NNPC did not spend $25b without due process, neither did
fugitives who stole billions in pension funds get reinstated, recalled
and double promoted.
President Buhari should also note that during the Jonathan
administration, fuel subsidy was far less than the ₦1.4 trillion the
Buhari government is spending today. Even at that petrol was ₦87
per litre under former president Jonathan while it is ₦145 today.
How can fuel price increase while fuel subsidy also increases?
Nigerians can also testify that the salaries of federal workers were
been paid as and when due during the Jonathan years, unlike today
when the federal government owes salaries left, right and centre.
Even at that the minimum wage of ₦18,000 under Jonathan was
worth $130 and could buy you two 50kg bags of rice. Today, the
same ₦18,000 minimum wage under buhari is the equivalent of a
mere $40 and cannot even buy you one 50kg bag of rice.
The most expensive infrastructure built in Nigeria over the last 20
years is the Abuja – Kaduna super fast railway. That project was
built and completed by the Jonathan administration. It is therefore
preposterous that a man who cannot name one project that he has
initiated, started and completed in the last 3 years, calls the
economy that Jonathan bequeathed to him terrible.
The Buhari administration has borrowed ₦11 trillion in three years,
which is more money than the Peoples Democratic Party borrowed
in 16 years. Yet, despite such unprecedented borrowings, the
economy moved from being the third fastest growing economy in
the world under President Jonathan in 2015, to an economy with
the fourth worst performing currency in the world under President
Buhari, according to Bloomberg, yet, President Buhari has the
effrontery to paint himself as a saviour! It is Nigeria that needs to
be saved from Buhari, and not Buhari that will save Nigeria!
From the foregoing, it is hypocritical of President Buhari to say that
the economy was in a bad state under President Jonathan.
President Buhari runs to the United Kingdom for the best
healthcare money can buy at a cost of millions of dollars,
something that President Jonathan never did, even though ex
President Goodluck built 5 hospitals for the public nation wide and
over 50 health care center for the masses.
How can an administration that cannot even provide paracetamol
for the Aso Rock clinic despite over 3 billion budgeted for it under
President Buhari (according to the First Lady) accuse the Jonathan
administration that refurbished 10 general hospitals for the
masses across Nigeria of leaving a ‘terrible economy’?
President Buhari needs to be reminded that when Bill Gates visited
Nigeria during the Presidency of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, he
praised the then President and the government for their
management skills. After he returned, he tweeted on December 22,
2014 that “Nigeria actually had a pretty good year”. However, on
March 22, 2018, when the same Bill Gates visited Nigeria under the
failed leadership of Muhammadu Buhari he said the Buhari
government’s economic plans were “inadequate”, “does not
address Nigerians’ needs”. He thereafter described Nigeria under
Buhari as one of the worst places in the world to be born. And this
is the man who is now pointing a finger at Dr. Jonathan, unaware
that four are pointing back at him.
Finally, let me remind the President that people only compare
themselves to the best and the reason he has this strong
psychological need to compare himself to former Presidents
Jonathan and Obasanjo is because he suffers from a chronic case
of inferiority complex.
There are four habits that people do not want to see in their
leaders. These are:
* Complaining
* Comparing
* Criticising, and
* Condemning.
Unfortunately, it is as if President Buhari went to the school of bad
leadership to learn these negative traits.
Reno Omokri
Bestselling author of Facts Versus Fiction: The True Story of the
Jonathan Years: Chibok, 2015 and Other Conspiracies.


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