President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to reflect on the efforts of his administration despite the decline in oil prices before casting their votes in the general elections.
The President, who spoke at a rally in Lokoja, Kogi State, on Wednesday, told the electorate not to make the “mistake” of voting for any member of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, said, “All we are trying to do is remind you to think. Where were you in 2015 when we came in? Where are we now? What have we been able to achieve with the resources available to us.
“I have challenged anybody in Nigeria to check in Europe, America and Asia. Nigeria was producing 2.1 million barrels a day at the cost of an average of $100 per barrel. So, Nigeria was earning 2.1 million times 100 (dollars) times 16 years. Where was that money?
“You know the roads. The railway was killed. There was no power. They say they spent $16bn, not naira, on power. Where is the power? I am warning you, don’t make any mistake of choosing any PDP candidate. What they will try to do is cover the theft they have committed against the nation.”
Buhari assured Nigerians that he would continue the fight against corruption. He stated, “Anybody that is found responsible, we will get him, take away the money from him, and put it in the treasury. With what we have, we are making the roads and we are doing the railways. We are going to bring power and we are going to secure this country so that we will be able to manage it.
“Please, reflect on what we have done with what we have, compared to what they had, and the damage they have done to the country.”
Also at the rally, the Director-General, Buhari Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Amaechi, said the only area where the PDP performed better than the APC was in corruption.
He said that the only thing the PDP spent 16 years doing was corrupt enrichment of its members.
Amaechi who is the transportation minister, said that the only reason why the PDP was clamouring to return to power was to resume looting.