The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has hit back at the ruling APC government following their attacks on ex-president Muhammad Buhari for leaving a bankrupt and empty treasury nation for Tinubu to govern.
The former Anambra State Governor expressed his opinion on the situation through his official X account where he disagreed with the assertion of the incumbent government’s claim of inheriting a bankrupt nation rather than failing to disclose what they inherited that qualified the nation for bankruptcy status.
“I just read yesterday, a widely publicized story from the present APC-led Federal Government saying that they inherited a bankrupt nation from their predecessor APC administration. But the story failed to disclose what they inherited which had qualified us for bankruptcy status.” Peter Obi wrote.
He further asserts that one major characteristic of a good government is transparency and strict accountability which the APC government has failed as they were unable to account for what they met from the previous government.
“This demands that the government disclose exactly the degree of deficit they inherited. What is inherited should be disclosed to enable the public to know where we are and where we are headed”, he added.
He accused the Tinubu-led administration of trying to play the same blame game that they first embarked upon in 2015 when they took over power from the PDP by attributing their deficiency to the PDP without being accountable for what they were left with before their government.
“Rather, they took our debt profile from N12.6 Trillion in 2015 to N87 trillion in 2023 when they left office without improving on any indices of development: Education, Health, Poverty eradication, and Security.
Instead, the condition of the nation on every development index got worse, leading to the present sad state. Nigerians know things are bad, and they experience it daily. What they now want to hear regularly are measurable and verifiable steps to improve the situation.”
Obi urged the present administration to step up their activities on improving the welfare of the people by investing in health sectors, education, and employment rather than spending on non-essential areas that won’t benefit the masses.