President Buhari stated this while receiving the leadership of organized labour which came to felicitate with him on his electoral victory at State House, Abuja, Thursday.
Buhari said the current administration met a country with dilapidated infrastructure all round in 2015, and it calls to serious question what the party that was in power for 16 years did with the country’s earnings from oil, which reached a peak during the period.
According to him, the PDP still owes Nigerians explanation on how it expended the humongous resources that accrued to the country from oil sales between 1999 and 2014. He added:
“PDP has not successfully explained to the country what they did with the money,” President Buhari said. “There were no roads, no rail, no power. They said they spent $16 billion on power, but where is the power? The irresponsible expenditure of that period has not been explained, and Nigerians deserve an answer on that terrible mismanagement of the country.”
The President thanked organized labour “for the support and patriotism you have shown during the presidential election, especially after the unexpected postponement. You and your members stepped in to support willing Nigerians to exercise their civic and patriotic rights to vote. You intervened as patriots, and not for political, religious or tribal purposes. You simply did the right thing during a difficult period for many of us.”