Femi Adeshina Blames PDP for Buhari’s Foreign Medical trips

Femi Adeshina Blames PDP for Buhari's Foreign Medical trips

The special adviser on media and publicity to President Buhari , Femi Adeshina has claimed that Buhari never made any campaign promises of not travelling abroad for treatments.

Adeshina made the statement while on Focus Nigeria, a TV programme on AIT.

In his words;

I can confirm that even the President himself, who was a candidate then, was not aware. The very week I resumed this assignment, I raised some things with the President. I said, this and this and this were promised, and the President said ‘When did I promise these things?’ I said there is a document titled ‘100 things Buhari will do in 100 days’. He never knew about that document. He had to ask people to fetch that document for him, and it was the first time he was seeing it. So there were promises that people made during the campaign on his behalf.”

However, Adesina went on to blame the PDP for the poor state of healthcare in the country.

In his words, “there was a time we could have afforded it, but the money was not properly spent. That’s why the President keeps lamenting that for a certain number of years consistently, oil prices stood at $100 per barrel, going as high as $120 per barrel at a time, and we were producing about 2.1 million barrels daily. Then when he (Buhari) came, oil prices plunged to $37 per barrel, so he called the Central Bank Governor and said, ‘Do we have savings?’ and the Governor said ‘No savings.’

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