Nigerians still chose Buhari over PDP despite your lies - Shittu blast opposition party

Nigerians still chose Buhari over PDP despite your lies - Shittu blast opposition party

- The minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu says Nigerians are very grateful to the presidents for his many achievements

- Shittu notes that PDP leaders who accuse this administration of so many atrocities are guilty of mismanagement for 16 years

- He states that in a short while, Nigerians will compare the achievements of President Buhari and that of PDP

Adebayo Shittu, the minister of communications, recently told the members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Nigerians still chose President Muhammadu Buhari's pattern of administration over their party, irrespective of their lies and controversial statements.

Shittu made this statement in Ibadan in his conversation with newsmen at the 50th birthday ceremony of a PDP chieftain in Oyo state, Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde.

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The minister noted that Nigerians are neither foolish nor ungrateful and that it would be time for them to assess the president when he presents his score-card.

He noted that the president's chief accusers are still the same group of people (PDP) who drove the country into corruption and ruin for 16 years. According to the minister, the same party is blaming the presidency of mismanagement and under-performance.

On the contrary, Shittu stated that Nigerians are grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for a number of achievements, such as the fight against corruption and insurgency, uplifting agriculture, infrastructure, education and employment.

The minister also said that in due time, Nigerians will compare the achievements of PDP, which took over power for 16 years, with that of the ruling part.

He said: “Nigerians voted for President Buhari because he was the only presidential candidate that could be trusted. The president is running a government devoid of greed and corruption. Although, the work ahead is enormous, I am happy that a lot of positive changes have occurred in the areas of agriculture, education, infrastructure and employment.”

Meanwhile, reported that the minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, had assured Nigerians that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had no plan to place any form of embargo on the use of social media platforms.

The minister gave the assurance on Thursday, November 16, at the opening ceremony of a two-day ministerial retreat on 'Social Media for Good Governance.'

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Shittu said the fact that social media may be used to express views critical of the government or the socio-political system would not prompt the government to limit Nigerians’ access to the social media space.

He said: “Protecting critical expression on the internet is the standard by which governments are now held to be genuinely democratic."

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