The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole has accused opposition parties of criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s policy programmes because they are for the benefit of the poor.
The party chairman while addressing APC supporters during Buhari’s campaign visit to Gombe on Saturday said the policies of Buhari were not a money-wasting venture like the opposition were making it seem.
Oshiomhole said, “The programmes and policies of President Buhari, particularly those social programmes, are designed to focus and address the challenges confronting the forgotten majority of the Nigerian masses.
“I am not surprised that our opponents have been attacking these policies.
“To them, money given to the poor is money wasted, but when they steal and give to the few, it is money well spent.
“As we approach the elections, Nigerians must know that President Buhari is a president that believes in Nigeria.
“He believes that the wealth of our nation should be managed in a way as to reflect the quality of life of the majority of the people.
“A president who believes that the child of the poor who goes to school should have at least one square meal compared to the one that if elected, will enrich himself.’’