A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has slammed the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, over his recent comments on the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
The former Delta State Governorship aspirant said the blame game tactics embarked on by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government will not cover its failure and shortcomings.
Onuesoke asked the Muhammadu Buhari administration to focus on governance and stop trying to divert the attention of Nigerians from the challenges facing the country.
He made the submission on Tuesday in response to claims by Amaechi when he appeared on Channels Television’s programme titled, ‘Hard Copy’ that the money left behind for the country by the former President, Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 was not enough to run the affairs of the country for three weeks.
According to Amaechi, when he headed the governors’ forum, he was informed by Presidency officials that there was virtually nothing left in the treasury.
However, Onuesoke berated Amaechi for attempting to tarnish the image of Jonathan and the PDP administration, saying the minister should stop attacking past governments.
The PDP chieftain wondered how possible it was that the money left behind by the ex-President couldn’t sustain Nigeria for three weeks just as he queried the source of funds used to sustain the economy for the past years.
Onuesoke argued that Nigeria had a better economy under PDP, stressing that under APC the economy is running at a deficit.
He said: “How does a two-term President keep blaming a one-term President? It makes me feel they know they have failed hence the resort to heaping blame on Jonathan. They keep on blaming Jonathan because they see their failures staring them in the face.
“Under PDP, you had a government that listens, had rule of law and you can protest without fear. The cost of living was way better, unemployment was far lesser, insecurity was contained to an area, electricity supply and charges were way better.
“But today, you are dying yet can’t cry. You dare to cry, you end up behind bars. Egg of 20 naira now sells for 70-80 naira. Indomie of 20 naira now sells for 80-99 naira. Pure water of 5 naira now sells for 20-30 naira. Electricity bills of 1,500 Naira, now 40,000 naira with no light.”
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