Presidency Attacks Jonathan, Says He is Divisive
Is this how we have walked into politicking ahead of 2019?
The show has started and Nigerians are watching again. It is a replica of the activities that happened in 2014 and 2015.
Like a child dancing around pepper without plucking it, Nigerians have started to see another dance around the former President of Nigeria by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Few days ago, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, told Nigerians that the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan withdrew 100 billion Naira before the 2015 general elections.
On Friday, the presidency is putting forward another claim against the former President.
A statement by the spokesman for the President, Mr Garba Shehu, where he give the presidency's opinion about the apology of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he dismissed claims by the PDP that President Muhammadu Buhari was uneven.
"They accused the President of unevenness, of inflaming ethnic and religious tensions, when it is on record that they gave this country its divisive president who chose the hallowed premises of places of worship to read important national statements," Mr Shehu wrote.
"President Buhari never fails in his duty as the Chief Security Officer of the nation," he said.
The Presidency also spited the former President over the kidnap of Chibok girls in 2014 drawing comparison between the response of Buhari when Dapchi girls were taken and when the over 200 girls were kidnapped from Chibok.
The PDP has accused the APC of stage-managing the event.
But the APC wrote: "He (Buhari) acts fast whenever and wherever there are incidents by ordering law-enforcement agencies to do their job and fact-finding mission to give him actionable reports".
"PDP’s uncaring attitude to these matters, including the kidnapping of 270 girls from Chibok is the hallmark of the long years of misrule.
"Another issue of moral and political significance is about the recent disclosure by US investigators that the PDP government engaged in massive data theft that included the hacking of Candidate Muhammadu Buhari’s personal data before the last general elections.
"PDP’s continued silence on this reprehensible heist only goes to confirm their remorselessness even as more and more facts are emerging that the same unfair method was the modus operandi that they used to capture political power in the 2017 elections".