Hardship: ‘Nigerians thought you’re responsive’ – APC chieftain knocks Tinubu

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Former Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, North-West, Salihu Lukman, has slammed President Bola Tinubu over the hardship Nigerians are experiencing.

Lukman lamented that most Nigerians thought Tinubu is a responsive politician who will not recklessly take decisions without considering the consequences.

Urging the President to be responsive to the sufferings of Nigerians, the APC chieftain said Nigerians are becoming impoverished.

In a statement he signed, Lukman said Nigerians can no longer afford basic medication.

Lukman charged Tinubu, APC leaders and politicians to do better.

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Parts of the statement read, “Is President Asiwaju Tinubu at all aware that the majority of our citizens, including relatively high-income earners cannot afford medication when they are sick?

“The belief of many of us, and indeed most Nigerians, is that President Asiwaju Tinubu is a responsive politician who will not recklessly take any decision without weighing its consequences on the lives of citizens.

“Being human, our expectation is that, if decisions are taken with grave consequences such as withdrawal of subsidy and floating the exchange rate, being the responsive leader he is.

“It is our expectation he will quickly review and recalibrate such decisions with the overall objective of protecting the welfare of citizens. That is what progressive politics is all about.

“May God Almighty touch the heart of President Asiwaju Tinubu and all APC leaders, and indeed all Nigerian politicians, to understand that millions of Nigerians are confronted with life threatening reality today.

“Just like we asked for the votes of citizens during elections, citizens are asking leaders, especially President Asiwaju Tinubu, to be responsive to today’s reality.”

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