Lai Mohammed Replies Atiku, Says Former VP Resides in Dubai

Paschal Emeka, Abuja

The Federal Government has hit back at the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar over his recent comment on the performance of the Buhari administration.

Atiku, during his campaign in Akure, said the Buhari government has not done anything for Nigerians in its eight years in office.

Speaking at the 7th edition of PMB Administration Scorecard in Abuja on Monday, Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, said Atiku may not know what is going on in Nigeria since he now resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Recall that the PMB Administration Scorecard series was launched in October to showcase the achievements of the Buhari government.

Mohammed said Atiku was among some of the presidential candidates whose tendencies are to downplay the achievements of the Buhari administration in their desperation for power, ahead of the 2023 elections.

“The worst offender in this regard has been the presidential candidate of the PDP, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar,” he said.

“During his recent campaign in Akure, the former VP was quoted as saying the APC had not done anything for Nigeria in eight years. What a preposterous statement from somebody who should know.

“I guess we can excuse His Excellency the former Vice President who, until recently, had fully relocated to Dubai, thus losing touch with Nigeria,” the minister said, and further highlighted some of the achievements of the Buhari Administration in the areas of security and social employment in Adamawa, the home state of the former vice president.

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