The Senator representing Edo North, Adams Oshiomhole, has said that Nigerians are currently suffering from what he described as “reckless policies” of former President Muhammadu Buhari.
He recalled that he protested some of the policies that he said were designed to dehumanise the population that was already in pain.
He stated these while speaking on Channels Television on Sunday.
Oshiomhole said the current hardship being witnessed under the current administration were the long-term consequences of those policies of Buhari’s administration.
He said, “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.”
The former Governor of Edo State added that President Bola Tinubu should not be held responsible for whatever decisions embarked upon by the previous government.
“Yes, it is our party platform. Like Tinubu also said, he was not a minister or adviser. He never took a contract in that government and he cannot be held responsible for what the government did right or wrong,” he said.
Also, former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi had said it is an injustice to blame the administration of President Bola Tinubu for the current economic hardship the country is facing.
Sanusi said the country is battling a failing economy due to mismanaged economic policies of the past eight years.
“If I am to be fair and just to President Bola Tinubu, he is not to blame for the current hardship; for eight years, we were living a fake lifestyle with huge debt from foreign and domestic debts. The Central Bank of Nigeria owes over N30 trillion, which resulted in debt service surpassing 100 per cent.
“I can’t join other Nigerians criticising Tinubu on the current economic hardship, and I am not saying he is a saint free from wrongdoing, but in this current economic situation, President Tinubu is not to be blamed. I will also speak if I see any wrong economic policy of the Tinubu administration in the future,” he said.