According to the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organization, the APC’s presidential candidate — Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, is to be blamed for Nigeria’s current economic problems.
This was said in a statement released on Saturday in Abuja and signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesperson for the Atiku-Okowa presidential campaign.
Ologbondiyan said, “The Atiku/Okowa campaign recalls how Tinubu led a vicious anti-people campaign against the introduction of gradual removal of fuel subsidy which had accompanying palliatives that were cushioning the effects of subsidy on Nigerians.
“The Campaign also recalls how Tinubu reportedly engineered and masterminded the reckless and shady increase in the subsidy payment by the Buhari administration without evidence of corresponding increase in the volume of fuel consumed by Nigerians.
“Moreover, the APC Presidential Candidate has looked the other way on the problematic crude oil theft in which our nation loses more than 400,000 barrels of crude oil amounting to over N23 billion naira every day and a staggering yearly N6 trillion, higher than the federal Capital Budget for 2023.”
He added: “Today, many Nigerian youths are ‘japaing’ in droves to the UK, US, Canada or Republic of Benin, yet Tinubu is unconcerned.
“It is appalling that due to the harsh and anti-people economic policies engineered by Tinubu and the government he installed, the naira has lost value under this administration from N199 to a dollar to N760, which contributed to rising costs and forced several businesses to shut down.
“While Nigerians were suffering these untold hardships, Tinubu had no words of consolation for them. He only remembered the cost of the naira, the non-availability of fuel as well as the new cash crunch when he mounted a soapbox to campaign for his failed Presidential life ambition.
“How can Tinubu posture as if he has concern for Nigerians whereas in the almost eight years when banditry, kidnapping and acts of terrorism in the north and other parts of the country went on unchecked with mindless killings, maiming and wanton destruction of public and private property, he had nothing to say.
“Only yesterday, a judiciary officer was shot in his chambers in Imo State. Why is Tinubu unconcerned about all these,” he said.
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