By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
Following the decision of the federal government to donate a sum $500,000 to Guinea Bissau, along with other material donation, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said that administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is persisting in the financial wastfulness that has seen them destroy a once thriving economy.
The federal government through Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, had announced the donation of $500,000, over 350 electoral kits and seven vehicles, to facilitate a successful conduct of Guinea Bissau legislative election, slated for November 18, 2018.
Onyeama, announced this when Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Guinea Bissau, Mr. Jose Filho, visited him in Abuja.
He said, “It is in the framework of establishing peace and stability in Guinea Bissau that Mr. President has approved a substantial number of elections kits to enable them to carry out this election.
“Without those kits that are over 350, it is going to be difficult to carry out the election. The last batch of it is about to be delivered, and in addition, Mr. President has approved the supply of seven vehicles with about 500,000 dollars,” Onyeama said.
However, Atiku in a statement yesterday in Abuja by its campaign organisation wondered why a country that has been officially named as the world headquarters for extreme poverty, would donate her resources to others instead of using them to solve pressing domestic problems.