The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) should be blamed for the continuous hardships being experienced by Nigerians as the fuel scarcity in the country lingers.
Tinubu who spoke to newsmen in Lagos on Sunday said Nigerians should hold the PDP responsible for destroying the country during its 16-year rule.
“For 16 good years, PDP destroyed the country. We should not be lamenting about petroleum queues today if they had seen what is necessary and done what is necessary for this country. We can’t be emotional and in self denial. If they had done Awolowo Road, if they had done Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, if they put priority on our rails, if they put priority on electricity generation and distribution, we will not be in this mess that we are today.
“Nigerians are impatient for what? I research Nigeria,they just want to see the direction of the economic policy and want to be certain of the future that we will not continue in the direction of leaderless, directionless and hopelessness of the past 16 years.”
He however, stated that the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had come to clear the mess.
“We want to stay focused and redirect Nigeria. We want to reverse the decay of 16 years. We are hearing comments from the PDP left and right. We are saying we want to clear the mess they created.”
However, the PDP has challenged the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to immediately arrest and prosecute the former governor and national leader of the APC following the disclosure by the CCB lawyer, Rotimi Jacobs, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, that he was erroneously discharged by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in the trial for holding 10 foreign accounts contrary to section 7 of the CCB & Tribunal Act, Cap 15 LFN, 2004 as amended.
In a statement by the Lagos state Publicity Secretary, Mr. Taofik Gani, the PDP said the learned SAN made the disclosure in his opposition to the application by Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, that he be discharged.
The statement read:
“It still amazes us how a Tinubu, well known before he became Lagos state governor, is now the undoubtedly wealthiest and ‘influential’ personality out of politics in the country. The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) erroneously discharged but that does not remove the fact that the offence was committed.
“Now that the facts of Tinubu’s erroneous discharge are in the public glare and in the spirit of the hyped anti corruption crusade, President Buhari ought to take a stance and speak out on the proprietary of Tinubu walking free while Saraki, Dasuki, Kanu, are being prosecuted with vigour.”