Arise TV interview: Buhari evasive, dodgy, seeks credit for our projects — PDP

By Dirisu Yakubu

ABUJA- The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly taking credit for the projects it initiated, when he appeared as a guest of the Arise Television breakfast programme, The Morning Show on Thursday.

This is as the party expressed disappointment that while millions of Nigerians eagerly expected President Buhari to use the interview to address salient issues confronting our nation, “Mr. President bungled the opportunity by being evasive and dodgy while attempting to lay claims to projects done by PDP administrations.”

In a statement issued by the spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party noted that instead of “addressing issues and providing direction for our nation, President Buhari exposed his cluelessness, paucity of ideas for development while making very provocative comments that could embolden terrorists as well as serve as recipe for further division and violence in the country.”

The statement read in part: “It is ludicrous to us in the PDP that Mr. President can disingenuously seek to subtract the deliverables achieved by past PDP administration from his so-called achievement on infrastructure.

“The PDP places it on record and we know that Nigerians are also aware that President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was elected on the platform of the PDP, introduced a 25 years national development plan upon assumption of office in 1999.

“This included the massive construction and expansion of road network, power plants, railways projects, inland and coastal waterways, airports, housing, agricultural and health projects as well as establishment of new universities and other legacy projects in various parts of our country.