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Atiku Now Travels Freely To His Village Under APC-Led Government – Lai Mohammed



Atiku Now Travels Freely To His Village Under APC-Led Government – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has taken a jab at the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, saying he lacks the moral justification to condemn the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, stated this on Monday, at the 7th edition of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023) in Abuja.

Mohammed pointed that,

“if anyone would accuse the APC-led federal government of doing nothing, it should not be Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Why? Because for the 16 years of the PDP rule, eight of which Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was Vice President, there was no motorable road to the former VP’s hometown and indeed to key local governments in the Southern Senatorial zone that served as Adamawa’s food basket and economic nerve centre until the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office.

“Today, gentlemen, the Mayo Belwa-Jada-Ganye Toungo road has been constructed fully and it’s the road that Alhaji Atiku uses to get to his hometown of Jada.”

The score card series was launched in October to showcase the achievements of the current administration. Before now, six ministers have presented their scorecards including Ministers of Works and Housing, Transportation, Aviation, Interior, Agriculture and Rural Development as well as Finance, Budget and National Planning.

Commenting on what he described as the increasing tendency by some opposition presidential candidates to downplay the achievements of the current administration in their desperation for power, ahead of the 2023 elections, the minister said the worst offender in this regard has been Atiku Abubakar.

The former VP, Atiku, was quoted as saying the APC had not done anything for Nigeria in eight years.

“All state institutions, the local government administration, the police, the judiciary, schools, hospitals, and markets had been sacked. Traditional rulers, including Emirs and Chiefs, had been displaced with their palaces taken over by the terrorists as their headquarters.

“The affected 5 local governments in the Northern Senatorial zone are Madagali, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, and Little Gombi.

“In the Central Senatorial zone, two local governments were effectivelyu nder the control of the Boko Haram terrorists: These two local governments in the Central Senatorial zone are Maiha Local Government and Hong Local government,” he said.

He said not one of these local governments in Adamawa, the home state of the former Vice President is under the control of terrorists and that institutions of state have relocated back and are operational, adding that, all emirs and chiefs have returned to their palaces and schools, and markets have opened.

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