Atiku Abubakar has told President Muhammadu Buhari to stick to facts when criticizing previous governments. The former Vice President was responding to Buhari’s Independence Day speech.
NAIJA NEWS NG learnt that Buhari accused previous governments from 1999 to 2015 of presiding over the near destruction of Nigeria.
“No government in the past did what we are doing with such scarce resources. We have managed to keep things going in spite of the disproportionate spending on security.
“Those in the previous governments from 1999 to 2015, who presided over the near destruction of the country have now the impudence to attempt to criticize our efforts. In the circumstances, a responsible government must face realities and take tough decisions,” Buhari said.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the late President Umaru Yar’adua, and former President Goodluck Jonathan were in charge of the country during the period referenced by Buhari.
Atiku Abubakar reacting to Buhari’s speech wrote on his Twitter handle , “Between 1999 and 2007, Nigeria paid off her entire foreign debt while maintaining an unprecedented six per cent annual GDP growth.
“Those were periods of national restoration, and I am very proud of the work President Obasanjo and I did for this nation we care so much for. Facts don’t lie.”