President Jonathan as president will always fly into Port Harcourt International Airport , before taking a chopper to his home town where he lands in an open field .
National assignments such as voters registration, or critical family assignments such as burial, wedding and not cow inspection is usually the reason for such expenses.
All that is about to change as General Buhari creates an Aso Rock Annex in Daura fully equipped with a Helipad .
Despite promising to cut cost during campaigns , Buhari, Osinbajo, and Saraki are junketing around everywhere and screaming they met an empty treasury.
THIS IS WHAT TINUBU SAID BEFORE THE ELECTIONS
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed
Tinubu, has said the decision of the aggrieved members of the Peoples
Democratic Party to join the APC will change Nigeria’s political
Tinubu, who said this in an interview with the Aljazeera Television,
on Wednesday, added that the party would fight corruption and waste in
government. A script of the interview was obtained by The PUNCH, in
Abuja, on Wednesday.
He expressed confidence that Nigeria’s political landscape had changed forever and for good.
In response, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples
Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, said time will tell which political
party was truly popular.
According to Tinubu, the decision by the governors and their
supporters to join the opposition APC has tilted the scale and balance
of power in favour of the opposition. He argued that Nigeria was now
moving from imperialism to what he called proper democracy.
Tinubu said, “This development will start reshaping the landscape of
politics in this country forever. Not for us only but for generation
“And the future of this country to take its position as a leader in
Africa and not just as a well populated country that is big and
“Nigeria has tried in the past to achieve stable democracy. Like
other African countries, we have had our share of military rule and a
bit of democratic rule.
“But we are blessed with human and material resources which have not
been harnessed for the welfare of the mass of the people in this
The APC leader observed that the sophistication, honesty, trust,
transparency which were essential ingredients of the electoral process
had been absent in the Nigerian system.
Speaking further about the defects of the Nigerian political system,
Tinubu said the balance of power was currently tilted in favour of the
He noted that Nigerians had never seen a group that would have a
common focus and put patriotism as the cornerstone of their guiding
“This is a party that will put people at the forefront of their cause
in participating in politics. Never has there been a group that will
focus on the welfare of the Nigerian citizenry and fight corruption and
waste in governance.
“There are many areas that this new APC alliance and effort will
unveil. We will ensure that we have credibility in the voting system,
the character, commitment of our people – the value that you want to
pass the torch to the coming generation on democracy,” he said.
Tinubu, who is a former Lagos State governor, observed that the
perception of having so many governors working together in one party and
platform alone would encourage people to share ideas as well as values
and boost their confidence in the electoral system.
He also stressed that a shift in the power equilibrium would rekindle
the expectation of the world that the nation’s opposition did not only
exist on paper but that it was physically present in Nigeria.
He accused the ruling party of systematically encouraging corruption,
lacking care and focus on the primary things that would develop the
He expressed sadness that Nigeria had kept missing the bull’s eye in the critical path to a democratic success.
However, Metuh said it was laughable for the opposition party which
was the “home of corruption” to accuse the PDP administration.
Metuh said “2015 is just by the corner it’s not too far. Talk is
cheap, they have played all their cards and done all they think they can
do, time will tell who has more number of followers.”