APC Leader Criticizes Tinubu’s Fuel Subsidy Removal and Economic Decisions

APC Chieftain Demands Accountability from President Tinubu

by Oluwatosin Racheal Alabi

In a bold statement from Abuja, Salihu Moh Lukman, a prominent member of Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), has openly criticized President Bola Tinubu. Lukman accuses the President of hastily removing the fuel subsidy and poorly managing the nation’s currency, the naira, against major global currencies.

The critique comes amid rising hardships faced by Nigerians, which Lukman argues are due to Tinubu’s unplanned economic decisions. He emphasizes the President’s responsibility for the current challenges, stemming from the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

Lukman’s stance contrasts with recent justifications from Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, and National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu. Both officials suggested Tinubu inherited a struggling economy, yet Lukman insists on accountability rather than excuses.

The APC leader calls for a shift from excuse-making to proactive measures. He points out that Nigerians voted for APC, expecting solutions to their challenges under Tinubu’s leadership. Excuses, according to Lukman, only demonstrate denial and dishonesty within the party.

Lukman acknowledges the necessity of Tinubu’s decisions, like withdrawing the fuel subsidy and floating the naira. However, he criticizes the lack of planning accompanying these actions. Without strategies to boost local production, such decisions have led to increased fuel prices and a devaluing naira.

He urges the government to focus on improving local fuel production, referencing ongoing discussions about refinery repairs and the Dangote refinery. Lukman believes that clear communication on these matters is crucial, rather than offering excuses.

In a call to action, Lukman appeals to Tinubu and APC leaders to embrace their responsibilities. He highlights the need to address the nation’s challenges head-on, respecting the trust Nigerians have placed in their leadership.

The APC chieftain’s statement is a significant moment in Nigerian politics, reflecting growing concerns over the current administration’s handling of the economy. His call for a change in approach resonates with many Nigerians seeking tangible solutions to their everyday struggles.

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