I was not formed to take the presidency up on the documents containing the President’s policy foresights, what they called a covenant with their truly indoctrinated supporters.
I can count more than five ways in which I dismissed APC’s manifesto as unimplementable, noting the economic realities that would frustrate their proposed reforms.
What I found disingenuous was the recent disclaimer by Garba Shehu, which a Chatham House video of the President’s address corroborates.
But it is untrue that the presidency didn’t build their campaigns on the document. Aside from Premium Times investigation that revealed that APC stalwarts, including former Lagos Governor, Tunde Fashola, a member of the presidential campaign committee, sold the “My Covenant With Nigerians” to the electorate at various rallies, many evidences to embarrass the Presidency are just a Google tap away.
Just yesterday, APC’s spokesman, Lai Mohammed disowned the “One Meal Per Day” billboard, which is part of the “covenant.” What Lai didn’t know is, their vice presidential candidate had even tweeted the promise, which was also said before me at our meeting with the VP in Abuja.
Attached is the tweet, some just excavated. The Internet never forgets.
Obviously, APC owes Buhari some explanations.