The Director Normal of the Progressives Governors Discussion board, Dr. Salihu Lukman, has mentioned the previous Chairman of the Impartial Nationwide Election Fee, Attahiru Jega, was mistaken to have in contrast the six-year rule of the All Progressives Congress, with the 16 years of the Peoples Democratic Get together.
Lukman, mentioned this in a paper titled, ‘Nigerian Politics and Fallacy of PDP – APC Semblance,’ made public in Abuja, on Monday.
He mentioned this in response to an interview granted by the previous INEC boss to the BBC Hausa Service during which Jega was quoted as saying each the PDP and the APC have failed Nigerians.
Lukman mentioned, “Is it true that each PDP and APC ‘had didn’t engender good governance and improvement within the nation’ as argued by Prof. Jega? What precisely are the proof that made Prof. Jega to reach at such a conclusion? Thus far, from the BBC interview, Prof. Jega didn’t current any particular validation of his conclusion.
“The proof so removed from PDP’s report of sixteen years in authorities is essentially about litany of corruption and the way issues of insecurity turn into widespread within the nation. With respect to the issue of corruption, a collection of experiences of investigation are there, which isn’t about anyone’s opinion.
“For example, recall the Home of Representatives investigation on petroleum subsidy in 2012. Underneath the Chairmanship of Faruk Lawan, the Committee reported that ‘opposite to official determine of subsidy fee of N1.3 trillion, the Accountant-Normal of the Federation put ahead a determine of N1.6 Trillion, the CBN N1.7 Trillion, whereas the Committee established subsidy fee of N2.587 Trillion as at December 2011, amounting to greater than 900 % over the appropriated sum of N245bn.”
He mentioned in distinction, “When President Muhammadu Buhari administration assumed workplace in 2015, the entire finances for Federal Roads by the outgoing PDP authorities of former President Goodluck Jonathan was 18 billion Naira, which is barely about 25 % of the Lagos State roads finances for that 12 months.
“The persistent skeletal funding translated to deserted or slow-moving highway tasks throughout the nation.
“APC administration’s first priorities had been to extend the quantity of funding obtainable for highway tasks, whereas additionally guaranteeing the resumption of labor on deserted tasks. In 2016, the roads finances went as much as 260 billion Naira, for which about 200 billion Naira was launched.”