The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) has alleged that the 2019 Budget is full of “lies” and deliberate “falsehoods”.
It went ahead to demand apologies from President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly making false claims in his Wednesday’s budget presentation to the National Assembly.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the Director, Media & Publicity PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, said in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday that the organization noted with consternation, “the deliberate reliance on falsehood” by President Buhari in the 2019 budget presentation.
The campaign spokesman said Nigerians and the international community were shocked as fact-checks reveal that a large part of the claims made by Mr President, particularly on projects he claimed to have completed, was an outright falsehood, apparently designed by the Buhari Presidency to mislead the nation and the world.
He observed that the fact-checks showed that most of the projects which Mr President claimed to have been completed do not have the littlest attention of his administration if they exist at all.
He added: “Of particular reference is President Buhari’s claim that he has completed the Ugwashi-Uku Dam in Delta state; a claim, which casts a long shadow on his assertions, as the project has been abandoned since 2015.
“In fact, the dam, which President Buhari barefacedly said that he has completed, is overgrown with weeds, while the road leading to the complex has collapsed.
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