The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 election, Peter Obi, on Thursday, said that President Bola Tinubu’s administration is repeating the blame game of Former President Muhammadu Buhari, News About Nigeria reports.
Obi said this in response to claims by the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, that the administration of former Buhari handed over a bankrupt nation to Tinubu.
According to Ribadu, the revenue generated by the Tinubu-led administration is being used to repay what was taken from the country.
The former Anambra state governor, while responding to the Federal Government’s claim on his official X account, slammed the APC-led government for not being accountable to the people since they took over from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015.
His post reads, “I just read yesterday a widely publicised 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.
“Recall that the previous APC government made a similar claim in 2015 against the PDP administration that handed over to them without telling the nation what it actually inherited.”
Obi, therefore, called on the government of the day to disclose exactly the degree of deficit they inherited from Buhari to enable the public to know where Nigeria is and where it is heading.
The LP flagbearer in the last election also accused the APC of putting Nigeria in serious debt by increasing the country’s debt profile from N12.6 trillion in 2015 to N87 trillion in 2023.
He also stated that Buhari’s administration left office without improving on any indices of development like education, health, poverty eradication, and security.
Obi also urged the FG to reduce the cost of governance, noting that it is too high and must be drastically reduced for the good of the nation.