The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has said the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, is pursuing a capitalist agenda of the International Monetary Fund.
Atiku had publicly announced that he would sell Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to some unnamed investors as part of his plan to unbundle the and reduce the liabilities of the state-owned oil company to the benefit of ordinary Nigerians.
However, Oshiomhole alleged, during an interview on Channels Television on Monday, that Atiku planned to sell the NNPC to western powers since no Nigerian can afford to purchase the government oil company.
He said the former Vice-President could float the naira and cause a dollar to equal N1, 000.
Oshiomhole said, “When you hear Atiku say ‘I will privatise NNPC even if they will kill me’, I don’t even know why he needed to add that one. Who will kill him? He is not speaking to you because you don’t have money to buy NNPC. I don’t know how many Nigerians have the money to buy NNPC.
“He is speaking to his western audience. When he says he will float the naira, you know whose language, whose values his parroting. Those are IMF agenda. He wants to float the naira.
“So, if in Atiku’s word, floating the dollar means $1 to N1,000, so be it. You think he doesn’t know what he is talking? Of course, there are countries which, if they have their way, they want Nigeria to remain perpetually under-developed.”