Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have criticised the Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration for being insensitive to the plight of Nigerians caused by the high cost of living.
In an article published during the weekend, titled “Heartbreaking Reflections”, Salihu Lukman, the former Director General of Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), accused Tinubu of failing to demonstrate his true democratic and progressive attributes.
He also urged other APC leaders to pressure Tinubu’s administration to be more responsive and to stop acting like a military regime.
He said: “Many of our leaders, who were in the frontline of the struggles against military rule and against the PDP, are today very comfortable and are behaving like emperors and tyrants.”
“They impose their decisions on citizens and when citizens criticise them, they hurl insults and abuses in the same way old military regimes responded. The only difference is that cases of arrests and detention are no longer the case.”
Another APC leader, Shuaib Afolabi Salisu, the senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, also expressed his concern over the economic situation in the country.
He called on the National Economic Team to provide workable solutions that will alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians beyond whatever the economic indices say.
He made the call during a briefing by the National Economic Team to the Joint Senate Committee on Finance, National Planning, and Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Institutions in Abuja.