APC assaults Obasanjo over criticism of Tinubu’s reforms

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The ruling All Progressives Congress has faulted former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s criticism of the present administration’s dealing with of its ongoing reforms and the coup d’etat in Niger Republic.

Obasanjo had knocked President Bola Tinubu’s implementation of the removing of subsidy from petroleum merchandise in addition to the floating of naira.

In the previous few months, the plenty have continued to groan over the rising value of meals gadgets and inflation following the removing of gas subsidy and the floating of the naira by the Tinubu authorities.

In an announcement made out there to journalists on Sunday by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo stated although the insurance policies initiated by Tinubu had been essential, they had been wrongly carried out.

The ex-President, based on the assertion, spoke in Abuja on the weekend at a colloquium tagged: “Nigeria’s Development: Navigating the Way Out of the Current Economic Crisis and Insecurity.”

“Today, the government has taken three decisions, two of which are necessary but wrongly implemented and have led to the impoverisation of the economy and of Nigerians. These are the removal of subsidy, closing the gap between the black market and official rates of exchange and the third is dealing with a military coup in Niger Republic,” Obasanjo stated.

It was the primary time he can be overtly criticising Tinubu, whom he didn’t assist to grow to be President.

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But reacting on Monday,  the APC National Director, Bala Ibrahim, faulted Obasanjo, whom he described as a serial critic.

Ibrahim instructed The PUNCH that he feared the previous President could be manifesting indicators of outdated age.

He stated, “As a Nigerian and somebody who respects Obasanjo, I feel senility is starting to come back in. Obasanjo is starting to manifest the signs.

“Ever since he misplaced the bid to have a 3rd time period in workplace, he has persistently attacked each regime that comes after him. He sees himself as the one one who meant properly for Nigeria from independence thus far. He thinks he’s one of the best and each different chief is unhealthy. And this isn’t good for a statesman. Nobody has monopoly on data or type of management.

“Obasanjo has been constant in his criticisms of individuals in management positions other than himself. So, this isn’t an remoted case. President Bola Tinubu shouldn’t be the primary to be attacked by Obasanjo. Buhari and Jonathan had been additionally victims of his criticisms. He himself didn’t fare higher when he was the chief. In reality, Obasanjo superintended the balkanisation of the Nigerian economic system.

“How can he say someone who is trying to put the economy on a better pedestal is not doing the right thing? I am not a spokesman for Tinubu. Even though the party has discussed him to my knowledge, I practically feel Obasanjo has erred as he has always been doing.”



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