The Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization (APCO), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of stealing the idea of former vice president Atiku Abubakar over the announcement by President Buhari led presidency to list 40 per cent of its shares in the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) at the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE).
The group berated the Federal Government for refusing to recognize and give accolades to Atiku Abubakar after they alleged that the Federal government lift a portion of policy proposal espoused by the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization.
The group alleged that the new initiative by the Federal government is the brain child of Atiku.
Part of the statement read:
“However, we expected that the Federal Government would recognize and give accolades to Atiku for lifting a portion of policy proposal espoused by the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization.
“For the avoidance of doubt, what Atiku is proposing is a more comprehensive privatization process that will make the financial records of the NNPC more transparent, and its operations more efficient.
“The Atiku 2019 campaign has prepared a robust and well-thought out policy initiatives that when implemented will succinctly address the myriad of problems that the sluggishness of the Buhari presidency has foisted on the country’s socio-economic well-being
“Once again, we welcome the initiative to get the NNPC listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchange, thus making the oil and gas giant accountable to Nigerians. Be that as it may, it would have been more honourable for President Buhari administration to tell Nigerians that the initiative was Atiku’s brainchild.