The Buhari 2015 Support Group Centre, in a statement released on Sunday by its Director of Publicity, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, advised the Jonathan administration to channel their N21.27 billion donated money into the nation’s electricity sector, Punch reports.
The group is the campaign outfit of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. But the APC will this week inaugurate a larger campaign group, which will be headed by the Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi.
The group said it was disgraceful for the President and his party to still be talking about improving the nation’s power sector after spending over $20bn on it. It said:
“The power sector featured proudly two days ago in contributing towards Mr. President Jonathan’s re-election campaign fund. We would have thought such funds should have been better deployed in giving Nigerians better power supply.
“When four years ago Dr. Goodluck Jonathan said he would not run in 2015, he had then promised that ‘if voted into power within the next four years, the issue of power will become a thing of the past. Four years is enough for anyone in power to make significant improvement and if I can’t improve on power within this period it then means I cannot do anything even if I am there for another four years.”
Nigerians are worse off in terms of electricity supply than they were 15 years ago. No nation has ever moved from developing to being developed by relying on generators to power its economy.
“The PDP-led government will only lead Nigeria into a demographic disaster with its current failed energy policy. The ordinary Nigerian on the street knows that he or she is not better off today with electricity supply as against four years ago when Jonathan mounted the saddle.”