Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of embedding some lies in his 2019 Independence Day broadcast.
Recall Africa News24 earlier reported that President Buhari on Tuesday, spoke extensively about some issues affecting Nigeria as a nation and efforts by his administration to address such issues.
However, shortly after the President’s speech, Omokri took to his verified Twitter handle @renoomokri where he alleged that some of the things Buhari said were lies, calling on readers to read the ‘truth’ on his page.
This online platform has compiled 20 things Omokri termed as ‘lies’ in President Buhari’s speech and his own version of ‘truth’.
For each of the points countered by Omokri, he attached a link of his ‘proof’ and challenged the government to sue him.
See them below:
1-General @MBuhari said, “In the last four years, we have combatted the terrorist scourge of Boko Haram”.
LIE: Boko Haram controls 8 Borno LGAs. Read the TRUTH here. Buhari LIED!
2-General @MBuhari said ‘The capacity of our forces is enhanced by the acquisition of military hardware’
LIE: Our armed forces use guns purchased by Shagari. Read the TRUTH here.
3-General @MBuhari said “we uphold the Constitutional rights of our people to freedom of expression“
This is such an OBVIOUS LIE. Buhari locked up his critics and refused to obey court orders to free them.
4-General @MBuhari said “I reiterate my call for all to exercise restraint”.
This is the JOKE of the CENTURY from a man who threatened to ‘SOAK the DOG and BABOON in BLOOD’.
PRACTICE what you PREACH.
5-General @MBuhari said “This Administration inherited a skewed economy”
LIE: Buhari inherited an economy rated by @CNNMoney and @WorldBank as the world’s 3rd fastest growing economy! He ruined it in 1 year.
6-General @MBuhari said “previous governments abandoned the residual Investment-driven Non-Oil Sector”
LIE: President Obasanjo paid off our entire debt when oil was a quarter of what it sells today!
7-General @MBuhari said “exchange rate in the last 3 years has remained stable”
LIE: @Google it. The Naira was rated the 4th worst performing currency 3 years ago and one of the most depreciated 2 years ago.
8-General @MBuhari said we have “robust reserves of US$42.5 B”
LIE: What he failed to tell you is that he has more than DOUBLED our debt. When you minus the reserves from our debt, we have NO RESERVES!!!!
9-General @MBuhari said “Learning from the mistakes of the past, this Administration is responsibly managing our oil wealth”
LIE: Nigeria now pays more FUEL SUBSIDY than in 2015. Nigerians pay more for FUEL.
10-General @MBuhari said “we are significantly increasing investments in critical infrastructure”
LIE: Because Buhari more than DOUBLED our debt, we now spend more on DEBT SERVICING than on infrastructure!
11-General @MBuhari said “we launched the Presidential Power Initiative to modernize the National Grid”
LIE: Buhari is modernising NOTHING. The last 3 power plants Nigeria built were built by
12-General @MBuhari said “Our efforts to improve the power sector will complement other infrastructure investments”
LIE: IMPROVE Gini? Do you have power? Nigeria now generates LESS POWER than in 2015.
13-General @MBuhari took credit for the 2nd Niger Bridge
LIE: The 2nd Niger Bridge is a PPP Project that was FULLY paid by @GEJonathan from the Sovereign Wealth Fund. Pls see attached documentary evidence.
14-General @MBuhari said “We‘ve made remarkable progress in almost all segments of the agriculture value chain”
LIE: Yet, Nigeria became the world headquarters for EXTREME POVERTY under him? Why such lies?
15-General @MBuhari said we are committed “economic stability and diversification”
LIE: Yet, in a leaked memo, his chief of staff admitted that they collect less non oil revenue than under
@GEJonathan . LIE!
16-General @MBuhari said we provide adequate resources to meet the basic needs of our teeming youth”
LIE: While @GEJonathan built 165 almajiri schools and 14 new federal universities, Buhari had built NONE
17-General @Mbuhari said he has “deterred rampant theft and mismanagement of public funds that plagued public service”
LIE: Yet, according to Transparency Int’l, Nigeria is MORE CORRUPT today than in 2015!
18-General @MBuhari said “This Administration has fought against corruption”
LIE: Look at the ministers Buhari appointed. Look at those surrounding him.
RETWEET if you know they are CORRUPT!
19-General @MBuhari said “An example is the US$300 million recently identified as part of the Abacha money-laundering case”
Yet Buhari said Abacha did not steal. Which is it sir? Did he or didn’t he?
20-Finally, General @MBuhari said “I call upon Nigerians to combat Corruption”
Is Buhari combating corruption?
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* When will @AishaMBuhari ADC be tried?
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