- The PDP says its stance that the APC is deceitful has been vindicated by Aisha Buhari's revelation on the federal government's N500 billion social investment programmes in the north
- Mrs Buhari says the Social Investment Programmes failed in the northern part of Nigeria
- The wife of the president also faulted the $16 million spent on the purchase of mosquito nets
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the revelation made by the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, that the federal government's N500 billion Social Investment Programmes (SIP) failed in the north.
The opposition party said Mrs Buhari vindicated its stance that the administration is deceitful when she made revelation on the social programmes and faulted the $16 million spent on the purchase of mosquito nets.
Legit.ng gathers that the PDP reacted to Mrs Buhari's revelation in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Sunday, May 26.
The party said: "More disheartening is the fact that the said funds were meant for the welfare of the poor, whom Mr. President had always claimed to represent in government.
“Unfortunately, these poor Nigerians have been waiting endlessly for the failed social investments promised by President Buhari only to have their hopes dashed as revelations by Mrs. Buhari had shown that the money provided for the programme had been stolen.
“The PDP holds that now that the truth has been revealed by no lesser Nigerian than Mr. President’s wife, the National Assembly and all anti corruption agencies should immediately commence forensic investigation on how these funds were dispensed and utilized.
“Nigerians can now see how the same administration presided over by ‘Mr. Integrity’ has been using the names of innocent poor Nigerians to loot our national treasury and fritter away billions of naira to finance their wasteful lifestyle while Nigerians wallow in abject poverty.
“It is indeed appalling that the Buhari administration would be sitting on such colossal corruption and continues to thrive in evil concealment while diverting public attention from their rot by hounding innocent opposition figures on trump-up corruption charges.
“The PDP had always maintained that no matter how much deceit and falsehood appear to thrive, the truth must prevail at the end of the day.
“Our party therefore charges President Buhari to speak out on the matter and immediately commence the process of recovering the money and channeling it for the benefit of the poor Nigerians.”
Legit.ng previously reported that wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, on Saturday, May 25, decried the failure of the implementation of the federal governments' Social Investment Programmes in the northern part of the country.
Aisha speaking during an interactive program for women at the State House in Abuja lamented the inability of women in the north to benefit from the programme.
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