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Yar’Adua, Jonathan Never Criticized Obasanjo, PDP Better At Politics Than APC – Buhari’s Former Aide, Bashir Ahmad

Posted by Amarachi on Thu 07th Mar, 2024 - tori.ng

He lamented the decision of some officials of President Bola Tinubu’s administration to continuously fault Buhari’s government for the current economic hardship in the country.

Bashir Ahmad

Bashir Ahmad

Bashir Ahmad, a former aide of the immediate past president, Muhammadu Buhari, has queried why the government focuses on amplifying the faults of the previous administration instead of acknowledging its achievements.

According to him, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, while in power were more skillful in approaching politics than the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Ahmad pointed out that former Presidents, Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan never criticized ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo because they were from PDP.

He lamented the decision of some officials of President Bola Tinubu’s administration to continuously fault Buhari’s government for the current economic hardship in the country.

Posting on X, Ahmad wrote: “I often wonder why, as a government, we concentrate more on amplifying the faults of the previous administration rather than acknowledging its numerous achievements. The PDP seems to have a more skilful approach to politics than we do in the APC. As Abdul’aziz has pointed out, it’s rare to find instances where President Yar’adua’s (PDP) government criticized President Obasanjo’s (PDP) or where President Jonathan’s (PDP) government faulted President Yar’adua’s (PDP).

“There are numerous accomplishments from the previous administration that we could build upon while discreetly addressing its failures. This approach would bring up unity within the ruling party. President Tinubu requires the full support of his party, not just for the upcoming 2027 elections but also for supporting his policies. We know no matter how good they may look, the opposition will always find a way to rubbish or undermine them just to distract our party from governance.

“Since May 2023, we seem to have provided more ammunition to our opponents rather than strategies to put them on the defensive, which would allow the government to focus more on continuing to deliver its best for the country.

“If we had not been creating room for PDP, how could a member of the party even come here and remind us about their administration? The party spent 16 years during the oil boom without anything tangible to show for it.”



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