- Former presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of copying her campaign promise of lifting millions of Nigerians out of poverty.
Ezekwesili, who dropped out of the presidency race days before the election, made the allegation in several tweets on Friday.
President Buhari had in his speech on the inaugural June 12 Democracy Day celebration said his government would lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty to prosperity in the next ten years.
Ezekwesili also criticized the president’s proposed plan to ban milk importation.
“Did @MBuhari not recently copy my manifesto by saying he will Lift millions of Nigerians out of Poverty? Did he not say he wants to Lift 100 million Nigerians out of Poverty?
“Well, take my advice. You will only DROP more millions of Nigerians into Poverty with #MilkBanPolicy!” the former education minister said.
“Government announces a Wrong Policy. People Who Know: Please don’t do this. It will harm the Poor. Evidence abounds that this is wrong. Ignorant and Poor Nigerian Party Supporter: The Policy is good. Leave the Government alone. People Who Know: Christmas Chicken. Carry on.”