We didn’t go to Japan to buy and sell, PDP talking gibberish, Presidency says

By Shola Abayomi.

The Presidency has reacted to statements credited to the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kola Ologbondiyan, who described President Muhammadu Buhari’s outing at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) as “poor and disgraceful”.

Recall that the PDP spokesman had chided President Buhari for failing to woo investors into sealing any meaningful economic agreement with Nigeria during his participation at TICAD7 which held in the city of Yokohama, Japan.

Ologbondiyan noted that while Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Ado sealed a deal with automobile giant, Toyota, to immediately establish a Toyota and Suzuki manufacturing plant in Ghana with a determined timeline of August 2020 for production, President Buhari was celebrating a mere pledge of $300,000 (N108 million) from the Japanese Prime Minister and a promissory note for 50 million euros from an EU Commissioner.

The Presidency, through the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, fired back at the PDP, stating that anyone operating from its headquarters, Wadata House was talking gibberish.

Adesina tweeted: “In PDP’s hallucinations, TICAD 7 was not a success for Nigeria, since PMB came back with only ‘promissory notes.

“Did they think it was a buying and selling session? Wadata House must now be Hammer House of Horror, and anybody operating from there simply talks gibberish.”

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