Nigerian President Attacks Olusegun Obasanjo Over $16 Billion on Power Sector

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has attacked former President Olusegun Obasanjo, accusing him of bragging” that he spent $16 billion on the power sector without anything to show for it.

Buhari, who launched the attack when he received members of the Buhari Support Organisation at the State House, Abuja, was openly attacking the former president for the first time.

Obasanjo has been at the vanguard of those vehemently opposed to Buhari’s bid to seek a second term in 2019 and has been working behind the scenes with other ex-military generals including Gen. TY Danjuma to support a candidate who can defeat the president.

Buhari, however, has restrained himself and his aides from responding to the various accusations of non-performance and clannishness levelled against him by Obasanjo.

But Buhari on Tuesday said the debt incurred from the $16 billion spent by Obasanjo on power projects without any output was now being paid by his administration, adding that in Nigeria’s history, his government had made the highest capital allocations in the 2017 and 2018 budgets.

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