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Nigeria: Jonathan failed on all his power promise – Buhari

General Mohammadu Buhari
General Mohammadu Buhari

09 February 2015, Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan has failed to fulfill all the promises he made in 2011 to improve power in the country, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday.

The promises which Jonathan failed to fulfil include the rehabilitation of all existing power generation, distribution and transmission assets to give a minimum of 6,000mw of electricity; the harnessing of alternative sources of energy such as coal, wind and solar to generate an initial 13,000mw, and the unbundling of PHCN into 18 successor companies, the opposition candidate said.

“Four years after he made those promises, President Jonathan is still making more promises to Nigerians, when he clearly has no intention of fulfilling them the same way he has not fulfilled those regarding power,” the Buhari campaign media and publicity director Malam Garba Shehu said in a statement.

It explained that in initial moves craftily aimed at convincing the nation that he was true to his word, the PDP candidate went on to create the Nigeria Bank Bulk Electricity Trading Plc. and undertook an MoU with General Electric mostly to add up to 15 percent in power projects to achieve 10,000mw addition by 2020.

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