Olusegun Obasanjo, the former president, was accused of lying to the South-East electorate in order to win their support during his administration from 1999 to 2003, according to the Presidency on Monday.
According to the report, the former leader did not construct the Second Niger Bridge despite promising to do so.
According to the Presidency, the President’s administration built the bridge because they believed it was the right thing to do, even though they did not have support from the region.
“Obasanjo lied to the South-East to get their votes. President Buhari didn’t get their votes but built the bridge because he believed it is the right thing to do,” a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, read Monday evening.
Shehu’s comments follow Obasanjo’s criticism of the Buhari administration, in which he called it “hell on earth” for Nigerians.