The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) have expressed opposition over the proposed Muhammadu Buhari University by the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari.
The three political groups described the proposed university by the wife of the president as misplaced.
Aisha Buhari had, during a town hall meeting in Yola, Adamawa state organized by her in collaboration with Concerned Indigenes, made her plans known concerning the university.
However, PDP Deputy National Publicity, Diran Odeyemi, in an interview with pressmen on Tuesday alleged that Buhari’s family was building a private university for themselves with public funds under the guise of donations from individuals who, he claimed, had been empowered by the Buhari family purposely for donations to their private university.
Odeyemi urged Nigerians to resist any attempt by Aisha to use public funds to finance her private university.
“The proposed university by Mrs. Aisha Buhari to be named after her husband is a manifestation of the warnings that the PDP has been giving Nigerians that the APC is a rotten political platform that was established to dupe Nigerians under the coinage of change mantra,” he stated.
CUPP Spokesperson, Imo Ugochinyere, in an interview also stated that the planned university indicated that Buhari had no idea on how to improve the education system in the country, security and fight corruption.
“It is contradictory. Where are they getting the land from? Where are they getting the money from to the institution? And this is a government that has not fulfilled up to 30 per cent of his budget/promises to the education sector,” he stated.
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