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Railway Commissioning: Stop Appropriating Our Project, PDP Tells Buhari ?

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, NECA
Posted: Jul 28, 2016 at 6:24 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Rotimi Akinwumi


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) for appropriating the Abuja-Kaduna Standard Gauge Rail Line Project which was conceptualised, awarded and constructed by the PDP’s administrations.

The PDP in a statement by Prince Dayo Adeyeye, its Chief Spokesman,  on Wednesday, said, it was wrong for the APC government to ascribe any glory whatsoever to itself on the railway project.

The party said the APC government did not add any single value to the project, insisting that that the Rail Project was conceptualised by the Obasanjo Administration and successive PDP administrations of President Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan, commenced work and built the project to 99 per cent completion.

The PDP also said the only thing the APC government did on the railway was the Tuesday commissioning by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Party said the usual rhetoric of the APC had always been that the 16 years of PDP’s rule were years of waste asking if the Railway Project was also a waste.

“The truth which history will bear out is that the PDP in its 16 years of rule successfully completed numerous projects that substantively changed the infrastructural landscape of Nigeria.

“Everyone of those 16 years was a year of great productivity with remarkable landmark achievements. This is very much unlike the APC which has already wasted one full year without even scratching one square metre of ground anywhere in the country,” Prince Adeyeye said.

The PDP Spokesman concluded that ‘if morning truly shows the day, then we can say that Nigeria is now really in the era of waste and stagnation.