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.
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.”