- Presidency blames former Nigerian leader Jonathan for putting the country in a poor situation among other nations of the world
- Garba Shehu said Jonathan was responsible for Nigeria being used as a negative example internationally
- Shehu said President Buhari is already restoring Nigeria's image which Jonathan and the PDP spoiled
The Presidency has slammed former president Goodluck Jonathan over his allegations that the current administration of Muhammadu Buhari is portraying Nigeria in a bad light internationally.
According to the senior special assistant to Buhari on media and publicity Garba Shehu, it was Jonathan that started wrecking Nigeria’s image under his administration.
Vanguard reports that Shehu said, contrary to Jonathan’s impression that the country was messed up, it was already getting back on its feet.
He said: “Who put us there. He is the one in the mirror, who put us there? The picture is of himself. Let him look at the mirror. So what else does he want to see.
“President Buhari is trying to clean up the mess and he is doing a good job of it. please they should allow him time to do this thing.
“We are gaining back our respectability globally even the citizens when they travel out of the country, they are better respected than they were before. It was a big shame but we are happy that Mr. Jonathan himself is realising this and hope that his political party will own up what they did to the country.
“He made Nigeria a laughing stock, if other countries are laughing at Nigeria, who put us there? Are they not the one?”
He cited recent instances when the Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo, allegedly mocked the poor state of security in Nigeria and the naira’s weakening status,
Jonathan spoke at the inauguration of the first bridge built by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Friday, May 25.
Jonathan replies to Buhari's allegations - on NAIJ.com TV