Senator Adams Oshiomhole, representing Edo North, has attributed the current economic hardships faced by Nigerians to what he described as the “reckless policies” of former President Muhammadu Buhari.
Oshiomhole, who claimed he protested against the policies during Buhari’s tenure, claimed that they were designed to dehumanize the already-suffering population.
The former national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) made the comment while appearing on Channels Television.
Expressing his loyalty to Nigeria, Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo state, dissociated himself from the policies and emphasized that he was not the only one who opposed them.
He highlighted that some governors approached the court to denounce the policies, and the long-term consequences are still being grappled with today.
When asked about President Bola Tinubu’s role in the economic challenges, Oshiomhole defended Tinubu, stating that he should not be held responsible for decisions made by the previous government.
Oshiomhole asserted that while the APC is their party platform, Tinubu, like himself, was not a minister or adviser in the previous administration and cannot be blamed for its actions.
His words: “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 was 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.”