The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari on how he spends Nigeria’s money and implored him to stop being a Father Christmas, when it is obvious his people are lacking in so many things.
Atiku asked President Buhari to channel the $500,000 and other material donation it intends to make to Guinea Bissau, to the over one million internally displaced persons in Nigeria.
In a statement by the former vice president’s campaign organisation, the PDP presidential candidate also urged the Buhari-led government to be more prudent with the nation’s resources.
Foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyema, had last week announced that the federal government approved US$500,000, electoral kits and a number of vehicles to support the conduct of legislative election in Guinea Bissau.
The minister said the substantial amount of money and other logistics are to help Guinea Bissau get out of what has been a very difficult situation for a number of years.
But Mr Abubakar, in the statement, wondered why a country whose leaders planned to sell its national assets would be donating money.