President Buhari Has Been Busy Cleaning Jonathan’s Mess, Presidency Replies PDP
The Presidency on Sunday fired back at the spokesman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Olisah Metuh, who had in a 30-day appraisal had called for prayers for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Metuh had said the Buhari administration was showing symptoms of confusion and cluelessness.
He premised Buhari’s cluelessness on his inability to make key appointments and set in motion machineries that will ensure the fulfillment of his campaign promises.
According to Metuh, President Buhari’s snail speed was affecting the economy, adding that the last month had been so much of motion and no movement.
In a swift response however, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina said the PDP should be blamed for the country’s situation, adding that it was the mess created by the immediate past administration that the Buhari is trying to clear.
“It is amusing to read what the National Publicity Secretary of the defeated Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, considers a 30 days appraisal of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. He wants Nigerians to join hands in prayers for the government, so that things would begin to move.
“What he does not know is that Nigerians had long formed such coalition. They are hands in hands, and that was what gave victory to President Buhari in the March 28, 2015 poll.”
“They had teamed up to uproot an administration that had brought the country to her knees, and was about to tip her off the precipice. And Nigerians have resolved that never would they allow any government to divide them along regional, religious and ethnic fault lines again.
“The Buhari administration is naturally contemplative because there was absolutely no rhyme or reason to the way PDP ran the country, particularly in the immediate past dispensation. That is why the Augean Stable is being cleaned now, and it requires scrupulous and painstaking planning. Across all sectors, our national life was devalued, and it takes meticulousness and sure-footedness to repair all the breaches. This, the Buhari administration will deliver” Adesina said.
On alleged corruption, Adesina noted that it was the regular pastime of the immediate past administration details of which will be unveiled in the coming days.
“Metuh talks of people round the President conniving with bureaucrats to syphon money from the treasury. This must be deja vu, as it was the pastime of the immediate past administration, and the enormity of the sleaze will be evident when stolen money, to the tune of billions of dollars, is recovered, and returned to the national treasury soon.
“In the process of time, after all that is being planned by the current administration has matured, and bearing fruits, Nigerians will be able to determine who is serving them acceptably, and who has taken them for a ride. It is just a matter of time.