5th February 2019
Atiku pursuing IMF agenda, planning to sell NNPC to Western powers – Oshiomhole
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, says the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, is pursuing a capitalist agenda of the International Monetary Fund.
Oshiomhole said Atiku would sell the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to western powers since no Nigerian can afford to purchase the NNPC.
The APC chairman said this during an interview on Channels Television on Monday.
He said the former Vice-President could float the naira and cause a dollar to equal N1, 000.
Oshiomhole said, “When you hear Atiku say ‘I will privatise NNPC even if they will kill me’, I don’t even know why he needed to add that one. Who will kill him? He is not speaking to you because you don’t have money to buy NNPC. I don’t know how many Nigerians have the money to buy NNPC.
“He is speaking to his western audience. When he says he will float the naira, you know whose language, whose values his parroting. Those are IMF agenda. He wants to float the naira.
“So, if in Atiku’s word, floating the dollar means $1 to N1,000, so be it. You think he doesn’t know what he is talking? Of course, there are countries which, if they have their way, they want Nigeria to remain perpetually under-developed.”
Responding to the criticisms of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union following the removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, the APC chairman said western powers must respect Nigeria’s sovereignty.
He said even the US was investigating the interference of the Russian Government in the 2016 US Presidential election.
Oshiomhole said, “When you begin to hear foreign countries going beyond their bounds to more or less interfere because right now the Americans are talking about Russian interference in the American election.
“It is the subject of investigation as we speak. So, no country will tolerate interference. But that you provide technical assistance that you help to monitor and ensure that you assist countries to strengthen democracy is fine but don’t let it get to a level of interference.
Source: The Punch Newspaper