El-Rufai Is A Liar! We Did Not Spend Billions On Independence Day - GEJ Refutes El-Rufai Claims

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at 05:54 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has branded Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, a ‘liar’ for alleging that he spent N64 billion on October 1 celebrations between 2010 and 2015.

The statement, titled “We never spent billions on independence anniversary — Jonathan”, was issued on behalf of the former president on Sunday by Abubakar Sulaiman, the immediate past minister/deputy chairman, National Planning Commission.

According to Cable.ng, Sulaiman said the Jonathan administration spent only N332.6 million for the celebration in five years — an average of N66 million per year. The Muhammadu Buhari
administration spent N70 million on the 55th independence anniversary on Thursday in what was described as a low-key celebration.

Sulaiman said former President Olusegun Obasanjo was “perhaps” right in his assessment of el-Rufai as somone who has a penchant for lying, for unfair embellishment of stories and his inability to sustain loyalty for long.


    We were taken aback by the recent comment reportedly credited to His Excellency, Governor Nasir El-rufai where he claimed that the immediate past President, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s administration spent N64billion to cover the country independence anniversary spending in five years.

    The break down, according to the governor showed that N13billion was spent in 2011, N15billion in 2012 and N14billion in 2013 and N22billion allegedly spent in 2014. This tissue of lies was contained on his facebook comment on Thursday.

    Ordinarily, we would have allowed this to go as just ranting of a favour seeker , but for the sake of ordinary Nigerians who were aBosom  of happenings under the administration and also those who never did, we will like to set the record straight. It is important to correct the misinformation so that the unsuspecting public would not be misled.

    For the record,  a breakdown of our anniversary  spending between 2012 to 2014 amounted  to N332.6million. We challenge the Office of the Government of the Federation (OSGF) to publish these details for the consumption of the public.

    For the record, a breakdown of our spending for this event between 2012 and 2104 goes thus;

        2013-45million and

        2014 had 180million.

    So, the question here is where did the billions as claimed by el-rufai emanate from? Even though that of 2010 and 2011 are not handy now, but it should be known that they  all fall within the same bracket as the one stated, except  that the 2010 anniversary was a golden one  when the country marked her 50 year of independence.

    But even then , not such outrageous sum was either budgeted or expended . Again, it is germane  to explain the increase in the 2013 anniversary spending for the purpose of accountability.

    The National Honours Award Investiture was incorporated into the celebration, thus making it two events in one, hence the  N174,800,000.00 budget. We also want to add that the said award investiture could not hold in 2013 and the approved budget rolled over and was utilized to organise the investiture in 2014.

    It  is high time government functionaries desisted from abusing their immunity by destroying history and trading on lies just to gain cheap popularity or curry one favour or the other from certain quarters. Perhaps President Olusegun Obasanjo was right in his assessment of el-rufai when he said in his latest memoir, My Watch that his vivid recollection of him (el rufai)is his penchant for lying, for unfair embellishment of stories and his inability to sustain loyalty for long.

    That exactly is what el-rufai has done with his ungodly fabrication of lies against Jonathan government. One hopes that  President Buhari would be on guard against being misled by the likes of el-rufai who are hell bent on misinforming the Nigerian publics.

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paulohking at 06:03 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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na u sabi
larrychuckz at 06:04 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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There is always truth in every rumour. Anyway, ur own charge awaits u soonest. Alison, saraki n still counting, Get might be next
emma4love3 at 06:08 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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heheheh....so now who will tell us the person
saying the truth in this matter..becos  now
me am confuse...oooh every body own
larrychuckz at 06:09 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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I guess the man with the figures must have seen transaction records. If it's true gej admit it after all u weren't the only one who spent them
DJSNIPPER at 06:30 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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GEJ cant rpply EL-RUFAI 
DJSNIPPER at 06:35 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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When will this clueless government face reality and governance and stop their catalogue of lies and deceit ??
proly at 07:12 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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U even haave time to reply that demon called elrufai he jst seeking for atention mtchewwww
larrychuckz at 08:02 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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He has lied so many times I know but I still suspect this recent lie. There must be a little truth in it
mary11 at 08:10 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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My president don't mind that lair,no wonder they say ur name always have a huge bearing on ones attitude

mary11 at 08:12 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: Princess on 07:36 PM,  4/10/2015
This is going to be the last time i'm commenting on this forum since naijapals have issues appreciating their oldest members. My new account and the old one are jammed therefore not giving access to comment on my device(I had to log on with my friend's device). The old account was unnecessarily banned when I never made any comment that violates the rule of the site. I guess aniagain will be happy abput these news. Ciao
Sorry abt that dear,i hope they rectify the issue as soon as possible

china4jessy at 08:58 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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El-Rufai is blatant lier. He should mind his own biz and leave Jonathan alone.
china4jessy at 09:31 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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people will soon appreciate the Jonathan govt. than that of Buhari and his cohorts.  am begining to notice foul play in this present govt and if Buhari is not carefulabout that , many things will go wrong/
freethinker at 09:37 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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elchymo at 09:48 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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Elrufai is a very useless human being. As smallish as he looks, he can lie like d devil himself... Am not surprised
lexydon at 09:52 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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na trillions dem dey spend
china4jessy at 10:01 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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Why is this El-r-Rufai so arrogant to pocknose  to what he knows nothing about just to create confusion in the nation
emma4love3 at 10:09 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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ok nah....so who they lie among the two parties...
becos their speech and figure  is open to public...
okatee at 10:21 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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weda tru or lie, all i bliv is dat both el-rufai nd gudluck re thiefs, nd a thief is also a liar
china4jessy at 10:22 PM, 4/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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Buharu should avoid all these evil minded people like  El-rufal and  help this Country to move forward  especially on the case of Boko  haram.
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