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Reps member, Bello fires back at Buhari, says PDP looters funded his 2015 campaign



The Deputy Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Mrs Binta Bello has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 presidential campaign was funded by looters from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Bello, a member of the PDP caucus in the lower legislative chambers said Buhari should rather apologise to Nigerians “for being unable to fulfil his campaign promises”, instead of attacking the PDP.

She said this while responding to Buhari’s remark that looters would not return to power in 2019.

Buhari had said, “Those who ruled Nigeria without vision and looted the nation’s treasury are the same people boasting that they will displace the APC government and return to office.

“We will wait and see, if they think Nigerians are ignorant. They have the guts to declare their intention to reclaim office.”

But speaking with Punch on Saturday, the Deputy Minority Whip insisted that prior to 2015, Buhari was unable to win the Presidency because he never had the resources.

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She said, “He (Buhari) has the right to attack us and we have the right to criticise him too by telling him the truth. That is the beauty of democracy.

“The people he now calls looters were the same people who funded his campaign in 2015.

“His campaign in 2015 was different from his campaign in previous years. In 2015, he had all the money to spend. The looters, who left the PDP, gave him the money. Why didn’t he reject it or tell Nigerians how he raised the campaign money?

“Let’s face the facts, the President has failed in delivering his campaign promises. Where is the 2017 budget? What can he boast to have achieved in terms of implementing the budget?

“They can see that he is in power and yet there is nothing to celebrate in terms of achievement. PDP has achievements it can point to.”

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