- Adams Oshiomhole has identified the root cause of the current hardship Nigerians are grappling with under Bola Tinubu's government
- The Edo senator insisted that ex-President Buhari's policies had a negative impact on the nation
- Oshiomhole, the former governor of Edo state, insisted that Tinubu should not be blamed for Nigeria's woes
Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.
Adams Oshiomhole, senator representing Edo North senatorial district, has urged Nigerians not to blame President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the current state of the nation.
According to Oshiomhole, Nigerians were still bearing the effects of the policies of ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, Daily Trust reported.
Some of the policies introduced by the Tinubu-led government have led to soaring inflation rates, food insecurity, and untold hardship, especially the removal of petrol subsidy, which tripled the pump price of fuel.
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Speaking during an interview on Channels TV, Oshiomhole said the president should not be held responsible for the right or wrong decisions taken by the previous administration.
Oshiomhole said he always placed national interest above partisan interests, adding that he criticised Buhari’s government for some of its policies.
“I felt that it is not what the then president promised. I dissociated myself from those policies and I’m happy that I was not the only one.
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“There were governors who approached the court to denounce some of those policies. It is the long term consequences of those policies that we are still grappling with now.
“Yes, it is our party platform. Like Tinubu also said, he was not a minister or adviser. He never took a contract in that government and he cannot be held responsible for what the government did right or wrong,” he said.
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On Sunday, February 4, it claimed that the administration of President Tinubu was focused on "solving Nigeria's economic and security challenges," and while admitting that Tinubu's reforms would cause "immediate pains, but will usher in an era of prosperity in the medium and long terms."
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