President Muhammadu Buhari has pointed out that the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo damaged the good economy of Nigeria.
Buhari made this assertion in a reaction to Obasanjo’s claim that the All Progressive Congress has done nothing to salvage the economy of this nation, when he hosted
members of the Buhari Support Organisation at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“We were constrained to explain our position when the former head of state wrote a letter. Adesina, my Special Adviser on Media, was agitated and wanted to immediately reply. I stopped him for two reasons; firstly, he was much younger than both myself and Gen. Obasanjo,” he said.
“Secondly, we came from the same constituency with Gen. Obasanjo. So, I wouldn’t know how it would affect him if I allowed him to go wild or to go public. But when Lai Mohammed came I said he shouldn’t.He insisted, he said `no’. He disobeyed me.
“He said I must allow him to talk. Then, of course being a professional information person I listened to him and asked him what are you going to say? He said he was going to remind Nigerians where we found ourselves when we came in as government, where we are now, what we have done in between with the resources available to us.
“And I understand he did a good job because a number of people rang me and said Lai Mohammed has done a good job because I went public several times.
“I said it is on record and I challenged anybody to check from Europe, United States and Asia that between 1999 and 2014 the 16 years of previous administration there was an average production of (crude oil) was 2.1 million per day at the average cost of 100 dollars per barrel. This can be checked in these continents.”