Garba Shehu Blames Insecurity, Killings On Politicians
Shehu, while speaking to newsmen in Abuja blamed corrupt politicians who no longer have access to the nation’s commonwealth because of the current administration were bent on taking the shine out of the Buhari-led administration.
“The competition for power has become fiercer because the stakes are very high,” he said.
He stated that the attack on the president was not unconnected to the war he had unleashed, war against corruption.
He added that the President is grateful because he had a judiciary which was transforming itself and was on the same page with him in fighting corruption.
“As I speak to you now, two former state governors are in jail; a lot of people thought that this war against corruption is a joke and that the back-and-forth that had characterised this over time, will continue.
“One of the two cases was determined after 11 years of back-and-forth between lawyers and Judges, kicking the ball from this court to that court.
“A lot of these harsh attacks against the president are coming from people who had become used to life style they cannot sustain.
“On record, there were people in this country, because they are influential, they had permanent suite in major hotels in Abuja where they leave lavishly at public expense.
“And, when they are leaving, they are accompanied with bags of Ghana-Must-Go,” he said.
He said that the Buhari-led Federal Government was building infrastructure across the country. He stated that every states in the world have infrastructural project either completed or about to be.
“We have more electricity that cannot be consumed, 2,000 megawatts of electricity that nobody is taking.
“By the year ending, we are going to hit 10,000 megawatts from the 2,600 that we inherited,” he said, adding that government’s problem was how to sale and distribute electricity to those who needed it.”
Shehu added that critics of the president would not relent in their efforts as 2019 elections drew closer.
“They will continue to fight the president, but the happiness we have is that ordinary low-level Nigerians understand the huge conspiracy.
“Nigerians are with the president, the elite are going to places – America and the United Kingdom – and they are clicking in posh homes in Abuja, Lagos and some major cities in the country.
“They are trying to thwart the goodwill of the president towards the people.
“But, this economy is being re-built; more foreign investment is coming, more infrastructure is being given to Nigerians and even the security infrastructure which had suffered neglect over the years is being given priority,” he said.
He reaffirmed that the government would continue to stay on the message and on course, no matter the distraction.
He expressed optimism that the APC would not only win the presidency in 2019, but would win more states, especially in the South-East