FACTS DON’T LIE—ATIKU ABUBAKAR IS NOT A STRANGER TO NIGERIANS. HE WAS THE HEAD OF NIGERIA’S ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT TEAM FROM 1999-2003, UNDER THE OBASANJO GOVERNMENT.

When you hear any of the closet BMC apostles lament…. “Ohhh they are now all Atikulating , just like Nigerians got carried away by Saint Buhari lies in 2015”.. Please don’t mind them. Don’t ever listen to such manipulations.

No good student of History, who was an adult and experienced the havoc Buhari wrecked on Nigeria between December 1983 to August 1985 as Head of State, would have spared a thought of electing the Daura disaster to Preside over a 21st Century Nigeria in 2015. I was a young boy, leaving primary school and heading to secondary school when the human disaster struck.

So, his emergence in 2015 was one of the most disingenuously crafted art of political deceit/fraud foisted on Nigerians, which is fully unravelling today.

There is no single atrocious governance disaster that Buhari has so far inflicted on Nigeria since May 29, 2015, till date, that he did not do between 1983-1985. Those, who are today, forming … “oh we did not know he will turn out this ruinous”…, perhaps, had their minds befuddled by some inexplicable marabout concoction and spell that jazzed many. (Thank God the spell did not affect me and my own. Hehehehe)

If we are honest to ourselves and mirror our minds again back to history, we would discover that Atiku today is not a stranger to us. We know his antecedents and past governance records.

Atiku Abubakar is not a recent archaeological find or diasporan from the moon. Atiku Abubakar was the Vice-President of Nigeria between 1999-2007. He was the one, who actually coordinated Nigeria’s economy between 1999-2003, as the Head of the Economic Management team under Obasanjo’s Presidency. He was the one , who recruited and assembled that crack team of Professionals , who took Nigeria’s economy from the state of a pariah status to one that her GDP grew by an average of 5% per annum.

He put together that excellent team led by Ngozi Okonjo Iweala that helped us to negotiate and pay off our huge unsustainable foreign debt portfolio of over $32bn. He worked with Professor Soludo , Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Bode Agusto, Taminu and Co to rebuild our economic base gifted us a growing economy then.

FACTS DON’T LIE- THE FACTS BELOW, COMPARES THE FIRST THREE YEARS OF THE OBASANJO GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE (MAY 29, 1999- MAY 29, 2002), ABLE MANAGED BY ATIKU ABUBAKAR AND THE FIRST THREE YEARS OF THE BUHARI DISASTER, MAY 29, 2015 TO MAY 29, 2018.

Between May 29, 1999 to May 29, 2007 ( 8 years of Obasanjo’s Presidency with Atiku as his able and competent Vice) records of our oil earnings showed that the Obj/Atiku government oversaw earnings of about $280billion. They also presided over a cumulative Federal Budget implementation of N18trillion for the 8 years

For the first three years of Obasanjo/Atiku Presidency (when Atiku Abubakar fully assembled and coordinate the Nigeria’s Economic Management Team), Nigeria earned a little over $42billion/N4.4trillion from crude oil sales. (This $42billion/N4.4trillion figure is more than the absolute amount of $29bn actually received then into our coffers after making adjustments for the time value intrinsic worth of the dollar then to now calculated at 1.48)

Obasanjo/Atiku for the 8 years they managed Nigeria’s economy, negotiated and paid off our then unserviceable external debt burden of over $32billion. He built up our Foreign Reserve from nothing to over $47billion.

Obasanjo/ Atiku’ s regime gave us GSM , EFCC, ICPC, Reformed Pensions Regime and many other Land mark infrastructure and legacy institutions. He executed other massive institutional reform programmes in Nigeria and left an economy that was buoyant, on the upsurge and growing at average of 5% per annum .

BUHARI AND OSINBAJO

Buhari and Osinbajo, from May 2015 till date, August 28, 2018 have presided over crude oil earnings of over $133bn/N40trillion. They have also gone ahead to borrow over $36bn in total debt , which included external debt of over $13bn.

The estimated earnings and borrowings of Nigeria under the Buhari Presidency is over $169billion/ N51trillion over the last three years.

The Buhari led APC government, presided over the earnings and borrowings of over $169/N51trillion so far in three years with nothing to show for it. They earned and borrowed this huge sums and yet ended up creating poverty and death amongst Nigerians (extreme poverty of over 10 million Nigerians and job losses of over 7 million within three years. Haba menini!!!!)

No single sane and patriotic Nigerian can point out to any tangible legacy institutions, works/projects from the earnings/borrowings of $169bn in the Buhari APC led three years of mis-governance and distribution of poverty in the land. Yet they grandstand every day and on the air mouthing lies, deceit and propaganda. This is the height of grandeur delusion and self-deceit. This is the lowest level of perversion and wickedness.

Atiku Abubakar may not be a saint (after all Nigerians a not looking for a choir boy or madrasa boy to be their President. They seek for that knowledgeable, experienced, skilled, lively and competent President to rescue them from the gully of death that the Buhari APC government has pushed them into). However, his governance performances over their first three years of the Obasanjo/Atiku government as the Head of the Nigeria’s economic management team then and subsequent 8 years in office as Vice President from 1999-2002/1999 to 2007 respectively, dwarfs the epileptic, incompetent and corruption infested chicanery of Mohammadu Buhari Presidency.

Atiku on a Private level has created businesses and enterprises that employ over 50,000 Nigerians and educated the less privileged through his ABTI CSR programme for the less privileged and uneducated kids in Nigeria. Atiku Abubakar has added more values to the lives of Nigerians even as a Private citizen than a hundred Buhari would do in two life times. These are facts that cannot be disputed.

A man, who cannot for 16 years add one calf to his 150 cows is not fit , both mentally and physically to run such complex economy as Nigeria’s. Retention of Buhari beyond May 29, 2019 as President of Nigeria is a kiss of destruction to drag more 20 million Nigerians into the extreme poverty trap hole. Use your PVC to resist this in February 2019.

FACTS DON’T LIE. NIGERIA’S ARE NOT MUMUS. THE SPELL OF 2015 IS GONE AND SOON WE WOULD ALL SEND BUHARI BACK TO DAURA TO TAKE CARE OF HIS AGING COWS.

ATIKU MEDIA GROUP (AMG)

Phone: +19734442517

Email: Alexokocha17@gmail.com

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