FORMER President, Goodluck Jonathan has opined why the administration of his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari, are still into blame game.
The Buhari’s administration has frequently used any given opportunity it has to blamed it predecessors for woes that has befell its regime.
The blame game has been in all sectors ranging from Economy, Security, Infrastructure among others.
However, Mr Jonathan is off the opinion that the government of President Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo, indulged in the act because they have failed to achieve the execution of projects in their three years of being in power.
“It is sad that at a time when the Buhari administration should be telling Nigerians what they have achieved after three years, they continue to blame and point fingers.
“The reason for this is because neither Buhari nor Osinbajo can point to any project that they have initiated, started and completed in three years,” Jonathan said while reacting to claims from the Vice President that three unnamed persons stole $3 billion (N1 trillion) during his administration.
Osinbajo made the claim at The Platform, a programme organised by the Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos on Tuesday.
On March 19, also, the vice president alleged that the Jonathan administration shared N150 billion two weeks to the 2015 elections while it spent a paltry N14 billion on agriculture in 2014; N15 billion on transportation and only N153 billion on infrastructure in three years.
But in a statement issued by his media office Wednesday, Jonathan called Pastor Adeboye to caution Osinbajo to stop peddling falsehood against his person.
The former president said if Osinbajo fails to heed this advice, the cleric should “remember that the RCCG ordains its pastors not to lie but to spread the word of God,“ asking if “this is what Vice President Osinbajo is doing?”
He, thus, noted that the vice president “is a liar, forgetting or perhaps not caring that the devil is the father of all liars. I challenge him once again to prove me wrong by mentioning those three people and providing proof that they stole the amounts allegedly stolen.”
Jonathan noted that the people of Nigeria voted for Buhari and Osinbajo because they said subsidy was a fraud and would be stopped; that fuel would be sold at 40 per litre, and that fuel scarcity would end.
After three years, Jonathan said the Buhari administration “is paying more subsidy than former President Jonathan ever paid at 1.4 trillion annually. Fuel price was increased from 87 to 145 per litre, Fuel scarcity is worse.
“Faced with these facts, a desperate Buhari administration, wanting to be re-elected and knowing that it cannot run on its record, has devised a plan to distract attention from its woeful record of failure by making constant false allegations on my person.”
He lamented that the Buhari administration “has yet to tell Nigerians what happened to the $25 billion that was awarded in contracts without due process by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).”
He sought to know how “Maina was returned, reinstated, double-promoted and given armed guards or why the indicted Executive Secretary of Nigerian Health Insurance Scheme was reinstated despite a clear case of corruption or when Babachir Lawal would be charged.
“Instead, they continue to throw mud at those who have achieved what they have not achieved. If Osinbajo cannot stop his habit of lying, I hereby call on Pastor Adeboye to withdraw his pastorate before he brings the church of Christ into disrepute,” Jonathan said.