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Ex-President dismisses Buhari’s allegations

The former President said Tolu Ogunlesi once praised him for some of his achievements in his article.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

According to Daily Post, the former President, in a Facebook post, said “I am grateful to God and my team for what we were able to achieve with our railways amongst other things.”

GEJ also referred to an article written by the Special Assistant on Digital/New Media to Buhari, Tolu Ogunlesi, who praised his achievements.

Ogunlesi on January 12, 2015 wrote an article on Premium Times titled: The case for and against President Jonathan.

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An excerpt of the article reads: “Last week I promised to write about President Jonathan’s achievements. It would be silly and disingenuous to try to argue that his government has achieved nothing, or has been a total disaster, as some people have tried to insist. You will of course be familiar with most of what I’m about to say, because it is what his supporters have been shoving down our throats in the name of a ‘Transformation Agenda’.

“Let’s start with infrastructure. On the railways the Jonathan government scores high marks. The railway line between Lagos and Kano has been revived, after about two decades of inactivity. The Enugu-Port Harcourt line has just been launched; Abuja-Kaduna is almost finished. There was a determined push to upgrade airports across the country, for which we are grateful. A lot of noise has been made about roads but I don’t see much evidence of transformation anywhere.

“I travelled by road to Benue last August and didn’t see anything that looked like transformation. Uyo-Calabar I’m told is still as awful as it was when I travelled on it in 2013. The East-West highway, which the government promised in June 2013 would be completed by December 2014, is not finished, even though a lot of work has been done, especially around the Benin-Ore axis. The Lagos-Ibadan expressway is still very far from being a hellish experience.

“Agriculture is arguably this government’s strongest point. Minister Akin Adesina, winner in 2013 of Forbes Magazine’s Person of the Year, has brought incredible energy and vision to bear on his job, with the obvious support of the President. Last year I attended the launch of Olam’s integrated rice mill in Rukubi Village in Nasarawa State. It’s said to be the largest rice milling facility on the continent, and is certain to translate into considerable economic opportunity in the area.”

Ogunlesi also went further to criticise GEJ for some areas that he alleged that the former President’s administration failed.

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Buhari, on Monday, September 12, 2016, aid his administration did not inherit anythingfrom the PDP. despite its 16-year rule.

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