You Failed To Address How $16bn Was Used To Procure Darkness, Sowore Replies Atiku
The Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has asked Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to account for the power sector under him as Vice-President.
Sowore said this while responding to Atiku’s allegation that he knew nothing about Nigeria.
In an interview with ARISE TV on Friday, Atiku said Sowore lives outside the country and only comes back after four years to contest election.
The drama started some days ago when Sowore took to Twitter to fault Atiku’s comment on the national grid, which collapsed for the sixth time this year.
Shortly after Atiku’s tweet, Sowore said former President Olusegun Obasanjo, whom Atiku worked under as deputy, budgeted $16 billion to revive power but nothing fruitful came out of that.
Responding to Atiku’s interview, Sowore said the PDP Presidential candidate “failed to address how $16b was used to procure darkness”.
He tweeted, “Dear @atiku, I watched a clip of your @ARISEtv interview this morning wherein you were asked about my view on power under your regime, you failed to address how $16b was used to procure darkness instead you claimed “he doesn’t even know,” well these are some things I know.
“You ran for office for the first time in 1992 as a presidential aspirant of the SDP, I also ran for the post of the SU President of the UNILAG, you lost , I won. You left, I stayed, to deliver democracy to Nigerians.
“I then left for the US in 1999 at the age of 28. You went on to become the VP of Nigeria, you left Nigerians in darkness after spending $16billion on power, I stayed with Nigerians, shining light on the mess in that sector. You left, I stayed!
“After your failed plan to succeed your boss (Olusegun Obasanjo) who wanted a third term in office, I stayed to botch his third term bid. You, however, joined another political party and tried your luck, you left after you couldn’t win. You left, I stayed.
“Since 1999, you have lived in about 5 countries outside of Nigeria. I know this because your IP keeps changing the same way you kept changing political parties. We both contested in 2019, it was my 1st time contesting, but after the elections, you left, I stayed. I’m still here!
“You’ve done your rounds from SDP- UNCP- PDP- ACN-PDP- APC back to PDP! My question again, is this; what happened to the $16billion dollars released for electricity during your tenure as Vice President?”