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Politics of Wednesday, 30 August 2023


Tinubu is repeating Buhari's mistake - SDP Presidential candidate reveals

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former President Muhammadu Buhari President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former President Muhammadu Buhari

Social Democratic Party (SDP) Presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential election, Prince Adewole Adebayo has said that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is going the way of Muhammadu Buhari, his predecessor, as far as the economy is concerned.

The politician made this statement while speaking on the president's three months in power and how the economy has fared under Tinubu.

Speaking on the state of the nation and Tinubu's effort so far, Adewole described the fuel subsidy removal as a bad policy, Daily Trust reported.

“In America, they subsidise pharmaceuticals, they subsidise health; in the UK, they subsidise transportation,” Adebayo said.

Adebayo who queried the president's decision regarding subsidy, further urged Tinubu to correct the error, noting Nigerians cannot be denied good governance.

He further threatens that the SDP will take over in 2027 if nothing is done to promote good leadership in Nigeria.

Adebayo stated thus: “It’s like carelessly using a knife to cut someone’s skin and you are supplying the person with Panadol, plaster, iodine; why did you cut the person in the first place.

“I hope they will correct the error, otherwise they may lose time. If between now and 2027, President Tinubu does not feel the leadership gap, we will step in. They can’t deny Nigerians good leadership on the basis that there is no good leadership in Nigeria because there is… We have to make an example that black people can govern themselves; we have the intelligence.”