N150 billion shared in 2015: You are a liar, publish facts -GEJ tells Osinbanjo. Former President Good luck Jonathan has responded to claims by the vice President Professor Yemi Osinbanjo attributing his government to had shared N150 billion few weeks to the 2015 election.
The vice President stressed this at the 7th Presidential Quarterly Business Forum organized for private sector stakeholders at the conference centre Old banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday.
Pointing that the oil price in the international market was on average of $110 per barrel against the situation when they took over in 2015.
In his statement, “No body should talk about the economy when you have this kind of huge leakages and huge correction that completely makes none sense of even what you are allocating to capital projects.
” We saw from the presentation of Minister of Finance that N14 billion was spent on agriculture in 2014, transportation N15 billion, so the total spent on infrastructure in those three years was N153 billion and in two weeks before election N150 billion was essentially shared.
“So if your total infrastructure spending is N153 billion and you can share N150 billion, that’s completely incredible. That sort if thing doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world. And we are talking about the economy, we must simply understand that it is the problem.
The former President responding through his former media aide, Reno Omokri, in a statement on Friday noted that Yemi Osinbanjo being a Professor of law ought to know that you should be able to proof when alleged to be taken seriously.
” My attention has been drawn to rehashed lies in the media by the vice President Professor Yemi Oainbanjo, against the person of the former President, Jonathan.
“On this most recently allegation by vice President Yemi Osinbanjo, let me categorically state that former President Good luck Jonathan did not share N150 billion two weeks to the 2015 election, if Professor Osinbanjo has proof that former President Jonathan did so, then we challenge him to publish his proof. He is a professor of law and ought to know that he who alleges must prove.”
The vice President is incapable of telling the truth in matters relating to the former President.
“Only in October 20, 2017, vice President was in Anambra state, where he said that the present administration had paid $2 billion for second Niger Bridge.
” I personally exposed that lie and forced the presidency to issue a clarification. The money was N2 billion and it came from the Sovereign wealth Fund set up by Jonathan administration which the APC resisted and challenged in court.
“Even after Jonathan left office, it is still monies that he left behind that Buhari administration is using . It will also be recalled that February 2016, the vice president again lied when he claimed that both the Jonathan and Yar’ Adua government did not build a single road.
” This fact was disproved when even members of this administration including Osibanjo’s boss, President Buhari began commissioning projects, including roads built by the Jonathan administration.
“Some of the roads either built or rebuilt by Jonathan administration include: The Benin Ore portions of the Benin – Lagos Roads, the Vom – Manchok Road, the Kano – Zaria Road Bridge named after late Emir Ado Bayero and many more.
It’s then left to see if the vice President Yemi Osinbanjo will publish the fact to at least clear the air.
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