The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress , Adams Oshiomhole, says the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party , Atiku Abubakar , is pursuing a capitalist agenda of the
International Monetary Fund .
Oshiomhole said Atiku would sell the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to western powers since no Nigerian can afford to purchase the NNPC .
The APC chairman said this during an interview on Channels Television on Monday .
He said the former Vice -President could float the naira and cause a dollar to equal N 1 , 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 N 1 , 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. ”
Responding to the criticisms of the United States , the United Kingdom , and the European Union following the removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria , Justice Walter Onnoghen , the APC chairman said western powers must respect Nigeria ’ s sovereignty.
He said even the US was investigating the interference of the Russian Government in the 2016 US Presidential election
Oshiomhole said , “When you begin to hear foreign countries going beyond their bounds to more or less interfere because right now the Americans are talking about Russian interference in the American election .
“It is the subject of investigation as we speak .
So , no country will tolerate interference .
But that you provide technical assistance that you help to monitor and ensure that you assist countries to strengthen democracy is fine but don’ t let it get to a level of interference .