President Jonathan in a statement responding to General Buhari’s charges against the PDP administration, “wholly reject the allegations made by General Buhari against the Jonathan’s administration at the declaration of his intention to contest the 2015 presidential elections.”
According to the statement articulated by his spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, the president said, “We have noted with disappointment and regret, the reckless, baseless and unsupportable charges made against the Jonathan’s administration yesterday by a supposed elder statesman, General Muhammadu Buhari,” adding that his actions are “as an irresponsible denigration of President Goodluck Jonathan’s sincere efforts, over the past four years, to positively transform Nigeria.”
The statement went further to say that, Buhari’s statements “reflects very badly on the character of the political opposition we now have in Nigeria, that a political leader of General Buhari’s stature will deliberately make such false and uncharitable comments about the elected leadership of his country, merely for personal and sectional political gain.”
“Also contrary to General Buhari’s assertion yesterday, Nigeria’s agricultural sector is thriving under the reforms being implemented by the Jonathan administration as current production figures show and neither manufacturing nor commerce is “down” as the APC presidential aspirant alleged.
”His most uncharitable and inexcusable accusation against the present administration was that election rigging continues to thrive in Nigeria.”