Three Years After, Tony Momoh Explains ‘Stone Buhari’ Comment


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Former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh in the build-up to the 2015 presidential election urged Nigerians to “stone” the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration should it fail to live up to billing.

Three years after the inauguration of the administration, the APC chieftain has come out to defend his comment.

He said that the current administration has made appreciable progress in different sectors but many Nigerians are still “stoning” the administration despite its achievements.

In an interview with The Sun, Momoh said, “We are in a democracy. As Minister of Information, I gave Nigerians information; one, to satisfy your need for information; secondly, to give you the information to do what you like to do with it.

“So, people who are saying that APC has done nothing have a right through the information they have to achieve the aims they want, but that does not reduce from the fact that objectively, APC has done something.

“Whatever happens, I said stone us if we don’t perform, but some people are stoning us, not that we didn’t perform, but because they are in opposition and cannot appreciate that we are preforming. In the area of security, nobody would say that we have not tried.

“Nobody will say that the challenges we have in the Northeast, Middle Belt, South-south, Southeast, Southwest and even in the Northwest, are not being attended to. In the area of agriculture, nobody can say that we have not attended to eating what we grow, and growing what we want to eat. We came out of recession. There are a lot of things we have done.”

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