Fear God, you are not elected to punish Nigerians, Secondus tells Buhari, APC

Fear God, you are not elected to punish Nigerians, Secondus tells Buhari, APC

- PDP national chairman Secondus has called on President Buhari and the APC to be God-fearing in discharging their leadership responsibilities

- Secondus reminded the president and his party that they were elected to alleviate Nigeria's sufferings, not to punish them

- The PDP chieftain's admonition followed the hike in electricity tariffs and fuel price by the Buhari-led government

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The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to put the fear of God in their management of Nigeria's affairs.

Secondus who spoke at an event in Abuja on Sunday, September 6, said the present leadership should know that they were elected to alleviate Nigerians' sufferings, not to punish them, according to ThisDay.

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Legit.ng notes that the PDP chairman comes on the heel of the increase in electricity tariffs and the pump price of petrol, a development that is sparking outrage from Nigerians.

“I call upon the president to be humble and have the fear of God in the management of the affairs of the country. People are suffering. Be humble; let your government have human face. You are president to address the sufferings of Nigerians, alleviate the sufferings and not to add to the plights of the people that you were elected to govern," the PDP chieftain said.

Fear God, you are not elected to punish Nigerians, Secondus tells Buhari, APC

Fear God, you are not elected to punish Nigerians, Secondus tells Buhari, APC. Photo sources: Muhammadu Buhari/The Nation
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Secondus said that Nigerians are suffering and government policies should not a means of inflicting more hardship on them.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the minister of state, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, made a key statement regarding the "tough policies" being introduced by the Buhari-led government.

"The tough policies of PMB may not be what we WANT, but they're what we NEED to retrace our steps. We took a wrong turn many yrs ago," he tweeted.

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Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), had made the statement in August 2015, a few months after President Buhari's first term election.

Meanwhile, amid the coronavirus pandemic that has been ravaging the country, President Buhari said Nigeria’s revenues and foreign exchange earnings have fallen by almost 60% since the outbreak.

The Nigerian leader disclosed this in his remarks on Monday, September 7, at the first-year ministerial performance review retreat which was delivered by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House in Abuja.

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