Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

President Buhari to Depart For Ghana on Monday

President Buhari to Depart For Ghana on Monday

In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday, PDP said that Buhari's handlers should have been embarrassed that while the President of Ghana paraded credentials of a robust economy and a peaceful nation, Nigeria, under the Buhari Presidency is besieged by economic recession and upsurge of violence and killings.

President Buhari also used the opportunity to appeal to warring parties in Togo to resolve their differences, while acknowledging the role played by Ghana is ensuring such.

In the words of Kwame Nkrumah "those who would judge us merely by the heights we have achieved would do well to remember the depths from which we started".

Buhari, in a speech, lauded Ghana for taking giant steps to fight corruption, assuring Ghana of Nigeria's partnership to tackle the menace of endemic corruption.

"Given all these public policies, it becomes reassuring that with the right leadership, Africa's drives to eradicate poverty and to entrench democracy is on course", he was quoted to have said.

The party also criticized the President for offering to assist Ghana in her war against corruption, when his own administration reeks heavily with corruption as evinced by the Transparency International report which exposed the fact that corruption has worsened in Nigeria under his watch.

"The patriotism of the leaders has helped uniquely in shaping the relationship not only in the West Africa, but in the collaborative action internationally, "he noted".

President Buhari expressed optimism that the rejuvenated Permanent Joint Commission for Co-operation would provide a good platform in resolving existing differences in the sub-region.

Meanwhile, Senator Dino Melaye, Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly has lamented that Nigeria no longer marks important days.

He said that it was entirely possible for Ghanaians to take money from here and stash it in Nigeria and for those monies to be retrieved, there will be the need to have information transfer between both countries.

In the related development, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has arrived Ghana and according to him, he has been billed to address the country's parliament as the country celebrates an uncommon 25 years of uninterrupted parliamentary democracy.

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