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Jonathan Deserves An Apology For Buhari’s Empty Treasury Claims – PDP

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The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 insisted that the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan deserved an apology from General Muhammadu Buhari over the latter’s claims that the former left an empty treasury.

According the party, despite efforts made by Buhari to conceal the fact that a huge sum was left behind by the Jonathan-led administration, the truth finally came to fore after he approved N702.7 billion.

In a statement by it’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, the party maintained that the $2.1 billion Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, component of the bailout for states, was left behind by Buhari’s predecessor.

They further revealed that in actual fact the LNG dividend stood at $5.6 billion would have been shared but for the insistence of former President Goodluck Jonathan that it be left for the incoming administration to manage, according to Premium Times.

The statement said, “It is gratifying to note that gradually the evidence of monies left behind by the PDP-led administration is coming to public light despite effort by the new government to hide the facts.

“The public had been made aware that $2 billion was left in the ECA for which the Accountant–General and the APC confirmed approvals for the withdrawal of $1.7 billion.

“We know that surely, though slowly, a lot of other monies saved by the PDP and which are now under the control of the APC government will eventually be unveiled by this administration themselves and without any effort on our part whatsoever.

They further implored Buhari to tender an apology as a ‘respected statesman’ to Jonathan who for the love of the nation conceeded defeat at the general polls and handed over in same manner.

Moreover, the PDP, urged the APC-led administration to embrace honesty in order to earn the trust and loyalty of Nigerians.

“President Buhari as a leader on whose shoulders lies the mandate of the Nigerian people and the burden of governance for the next four years should strive to disentangle himself from the intrigues, propaganda, blackmail and machinations of some leaders in his party and focus on delivering on his campaign promises for which he was elected.

“Finally, we want the public to note that all our statements and engagements have been based on facts and issues. Consequently, we urge the Presidency to focus on issues and stop trending on personal insults, threats and abuses,” the party advised.

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