The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has described as outrageous, what it said was ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s attack on the government after he ruined the country.
It chided Jonathan for what it termed his ill remarks against the All Progressives Congress (APC) government and said it was unbecoming of the firmer president to speak of President Muhammadu Buhari in bad light.
“To us, it was uncharitable for the former President to refer to APC as running a government of lies and propaganda, while all the same time, attempting to impress Nigerians that he ran a faultless government with time-tested achievements,” the group said.
It reminded Jonathan of what it said is the belief of some Nigerians that he (Jonathan) ran what it described as the worst and most corrupt government ever.
“We submit that the former President should always remember that Nigerians rejected him overwhelmingly during the 2015 Presidential election on the alleged incompetent and directionless government he ran, all through, a reason he should avoid being brazenly judgemental.
“Indeed, the former President ought to be in the dock by now, answering charges on a welter of proven allegations bothering on phenomenal corruption, ineptitude, utter lack of focus and vision, all which combined to make Nigeria a pariah state under him.
“Former President Jonathan cannot claim to be a saint at this point in time when indeed, huge amounts of stolen funds running into trillions of Naira were recovered from men and women, who served in his government, including the former First Lady’, the group said.
A statement by Mr. Austin Braimoh, the President of the group, said on Sunday in Abuja that Nigerians still remembered that the looting of treasury was an art under the government of Jonathan.
It said Jonathan’s administration was characterized by terrorism and pilfering of monies earmarked to fight the menace without remorse.
“No one is in doubt that Nigeria fell into the abyss under the Jonathan administration with a completely wreaked economy, which eventually gave way to a gripping recession that took ingenuity and wisdom from Present Buhari’s government to resolve.
“The Jonathan’s administration almost nailed the future of Nigeria, dealing a fatal blow on the system with a fraudulently contrived privatization agenda, in which only his cronies and henchmen were, mostly beneficiaries.”
“In clearing the rot in the power sector, President Buhari did a rescue operation, which has lifted power generation from an all time low of 2, 633MW by 2015 to 7,001MW now.
In their estimation, the group said Nigerians were grateful of the achievements of Buhari’s administration in a period of just two years.
The gains, the group’s president claimed, have surpassed those of the entire six years of the government of Jonathan
“We, therefore, allude to the ability of President Buhari to infuse a sense of transparency, probity and accountability in the management of the national economy which has helped to curb looting, return stability to the Foreign Exchange Market while external reserve has continued to be on the sharp rise.
“It is also gratifying for Nigerians that the policy of diversification of economy has revived the agricultural sector, leaving farmers to smile to the banks amid the prospects of growth of agro-allied industries in Nigeria”
The group praised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the recoveries of monies and properties from looters.