The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has reacted to attacks President Muhammadu Buhari received from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and many Nigerians, after he failed to deliver an inaugural speech during his second term swearing-in on May 29.
BMO described the comments from PDP as “unnecessary, frivolous, mischievous and sheer fault-finding.”
It argued that an inaugural speech from the President was unnecessary because Buhari does not need lengthy speeches to give account of his voluminous achievements.
The group stated this in a statement on Friday signed by its chairman, Niyi Akinsiju, and secretary, Cassidy Madueke.
“The President has toed a different path by concentrating on improving the welfare of ordinary Nigerians and we all know it that President Buhari is a performer and not a talker.
“We insist that rather than PDP whining over the May 29 speech, it should appreciate President Buhari’s numerous achievements in agriculture, rail and roads infrastructure in the country. It is on record that by the end of his first four years in office, President Muhammadu Buhari has constructed, reconstructed and rehabilitated over 200,000 kilometers of roads nationwide.
“Nigerians know that President Buhari is a silent achiever, he does the needful and allows the people to judge him by his actions and the good result there from.
“In line with the policy of the Buhari administration to ensure transparency and accountability in governance, about 20,000 ghost pensioners and 50,000 ghost workers were delisted from the federal government payroll. This humongous number of ghost workers and pensioners were condoned under the past PDP administrations which allowed corruption to fester at the expense of critical national development,” the statement read.
Buhari’s inaugural speech was said to have been included in the inauguration programme but was later deleted.
The act was strange to many Nigerians as it appeared to be the first time a Nigerian President, after being inaugurated, failed to deliver an inaugural speech.
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