The senator representing Edo North Senatorial District, Adams Oshiomhole, has linked the economic hardship in the country to the “reckless” policies of former President Muhammadu Buhari.
Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo State, said Nigerians are facing the hardship as the consequences of the “reckless” policies of Buhari’s administration.
He added that President Bola Tinubu should not be held responsible for the various decisions taken by Buhari’s administration.
The lawmaker said this in an interview on Channels Television on Sunday, February 11, 2024.
Oshiomhole stressed that he always places national interest above partisan interests, adding that he criticised Buhari’s government for some of its policies.
The senator said: “My first loyalty is to Nigeria. At some point, before the last president left office, I lamented loudly what I saw as reckless policies that were designed to dehumanise the population that was already in pain.
“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.
“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.”
Oshiomhole added that although it was his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), that was in power in the last administration, Tinubu was not a member of the cabinet or an adviser.
The lawmaker said: “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.”
Oshiomhole had, in 2023, said Tinubu’s administration inherited a terrible economic situation from Buhari.
The former APC National Chairman stressed that there was no quick fix for Nigeria’s economy by Tinubu.