Former president Goodluck Jonathan has mocked the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola over his famous pre-election boast that any serious government would not take more than six months to fix the power sector, citing it as an example of the APC’s “propaganda” bent and outright “lies” while searching for power.
Speaking in Abuja Thursday while receiving in his office, one of the Peoples Democratic Party’s national chairmanship aspirants, Prof Tunde Adeniran, and members of his campaign team.
Jonathan said the solidarity and commitment being shown to the party by members even though it lost the 2015 presidential election was an indicator that “There is something in the PDP.
He promised to speak up some day on the strides recorded by the party in the course of its 16-year rule, and took a veiled dig at Fashola, recalling his widely reported statement that all it took a serious government to fix the power challenge was six months.
“The PDP administration for 16 years did well and will continue to do well but this administration has done nothing,” he said, adding that “They deployed propaganda and lies at a professional level.
“In the power sector, we did well to revive it. A State governor attacked our government, saying that any serious government should be able to fix the power challenge within six months. Today, APC has been in power for how many years now? Fortunately the then governor is in the APC Government as a Minister,” he said, holding back laughter.
Jonathan extolled the qualities of Prof Adeniran, reminding PDP faithfuls not to forget that for the party to stand a chance in 2019, “We need a competent, reliable and a courageous national chairman who would then lead the party to victory come 2019”.