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Buhari PDP says it left GSM for President to enjoy

Buhari said on Monday that his administration didn’t inherit anything from the PDP despite its 16-year rule.

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President Muhammadu Buhari

(Nigeria Intel)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it left Nigeria’s GSM networks as an inheritance to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari had said, on Monday, September 12, that his administration didn’t inherit anything from the PDP despite its 16-year rule.

“I want Nigerians to realize that what this government inherited after 16 years of the PDP government was no savings, no infrastructure, no power, no rail, no road and no security,” Buhari told journalists after the Eid-el- Kabir prayers in Daura, Katsina state.

However, various members of the PDP have criticized Buhari for the comment and listed the opposition party’s achievements.

“To say that, it therefore means he is not a Nigerian because we know what Nigeria was before now and we know what it is now. If he did not inherit anything, what happens to GSM, what happens to the number of universities that we increased, what happens to the infrastructures in Abuja?” PDP Senator, Biodun Olujimi said according to Vanguard.

“I think he just spoke out of context and that is unpresidential of him. That is not what a president should say. A president should appreciate those that had come before him and add value to whatever they had done and not to be continuously running them down.

“I think he’s just playing politics with everything and that is bad of him. Nigerians are going through difficult times because of what he created and there is need for him to sit up to address their suffering. There is no need playing politics with everything, governance is a serious issue,” the senator, from Ekiti state, added.

Another PDP senator, Sunday Ogbuoji, said:

“Has Buhari been using GSM at all, is he still calling with land line? When did satellite phones come into Nigeria? The GSM Nigerians are using now, who brought it to Nigeria? Was it APC?"

“The GSM he, Buhari, is using today is one of the benefits of the PDP government. It is very wrong of him to have said that. When we say that the man is confused and doesn’t know what he is saying, it is not as if we are saying so as an opposition, it is a statement of fact."

“He should be ashamed that he crashed within few months in office the country’s economy built by the PDP for 16 years to become the largest economy in Africa. PDP government made Nigeria to be the largest economy in Africa only for him, Buhari, to crash it within his few months of being in power."

“What does it mean to be largest economy, does he really understand what he is talking about? You can go on and on counting achievements of the PDP successive administrations for 16 years but he chose to be making unsubstantiated statements.”

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Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode also criticized Buhari for the comment saying that the president must have lost his memory.

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