Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration of ruining Nigeria.
Atiku, in a statement by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, said Nigerians have lived in multi-dimensional poverty in the past four years.
This, he said, was underscored by the United Nations damning verdict that 98 million Nigerians live in multi-dimensional poverty.
The statement read: “Perhaps, one reason why they didn’t want to comment on the report is because it is factual – Nigerians in the past four years indeed live in multi-dimensional poverty.
“Quite regrettably too, the administration has been groping in the dark since 2015, the reason majority of Nigerians decided not to reward their failures during the February 23 presidential poll consequently leading to the heist that characterised the conduct of that poll.
“The other plausible reason why they didn’t deem it fit to respond to the report is because Atiku had yet to make a remark on the report.
“If the only reason why the Buhari-led administration will react to the affliction it has brought on Nigerians is for Atiku to call the nation’s attention to how bad things have gone in the country under the leadership of Buhari, Atiku will more than always, be ready to stand and speak up for the millions of countrymen and women who have become victims of his (Buhari’s) misrule and grand cluelessness.”
Atiku noted that like the case of other perceived dysfunctional aspects of the system, the Buhari administration preferred to live in denial, relying on propaganda, as the machine that they know how to operate without a glitch.