BMO, a group of Nigerians who believe and support President Muhammadu Buhari, has reacted, on many occasions, to the allegations the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP raised against Buhari's administration. As an opposition party, its stakeholders often slam the government for not doing the right things to develop the country.
President Muhammad Buhari
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The party that ruled for 16 years was removed from power in 2015 by the All Progressive Congress, APC. President Buhari who had previously lost presidential elections three times was massively voted in.
He had premised his campaign promises on fighting corruption, infrastructural development, and an improved economy. Six years down the lane, there have been mixed opinions on the performance of the present administration if compared with the previous one.
Some have rated the Buhari's government higher in terms of infrastructure and fairer on insecurity within the little time frame and resources at its disposal. They have argued that PDP is not in the right position to tackle Buhari because it had 16 years to transform the country but failed woefully to bring the desired results.
However, some have rated the government lower, saying the corrupt tendencies among the people surrounding the President are enormous while the insecurity became more worsened than ever before.
Of course, government officers like Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Special Assistants on Media and Publicity to the President- Mallam Shehu Garuba, Femi Adesina, and others have been defending the Federal government each time an allegation is laid.
In this article, I tried to compile three instances of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP raised allegations against Buhari's administration, and the responses BMO gave the party.
Photo: President Buhari and Kola Ologbondiyan
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1. On Thursday, September 24th, PDP through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, had written a petition against President Buhari taking advantage of the ongoing 76th Session of the UN General Assembly.
The party which is battling with the leadership crisis alleged that Buhari has violated the rights of Nigerians, promoted corruption and electoral malpractices.
While reacting, the Chairman of the Buhari Media Organisation, Niyi Akinsiju said all the allegation claims were born out of desperation on the part of the PDP.
He further said it is wrong to play opposition politics to bring down the country. This is contained in a report published by the Punch on Thursday.
2. The second instance occurred on 24th August this year. The opposition party had faulted the anti-corruption fight of the government, saying the war has been restricted to opposition elements. However, the organization said the allegation was merely a distraction and the war is not selective.
According to the BMO, the reality on the ground showed that all former convicted governors are serving prison terms irrespective of party affiliation. This is contained in a report published by the Pmnewsnigeria.
Photo: Uche Secondus and President Buhari
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3. In October 2018, the third time BMO tackled PDP was based on the allegation raised on the abandoned projects. The opposition party had reacted to the Port Harcourt airport project the present administration completed and commissioned.
The party had then claimed credit for its completion and said the project was conceptualized and financed by the former President, Jonathan's administration. The Buhari Media Organization, however, asked Nigerians to ignore the claims
The organization said it is an attempt to water down the achievements of President Muhammad Buhari's administration. The details can be found in a report published by the Vanguard.
It is important to note that BMO is an organization that promotes the good works and the change mantras of the present APC-led administration.
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