Atiku, Ayu, Tambuwal’s silence over fuel, naira scarcity conspiratorial – Bode George
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ex-Deputy National Chairman, Bode George has decried the “conspiratorial silence” of the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar on the naira and fuel scarcity.
George also questioned the “silence” of the National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu and Campaign Director-General, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.
The politician told reporters in Lagos on Thursday that he could not decipher the logic of quietness against the cliff edge that Nigeria has been plunged.
He noted that “hate, evil, madness” made some persons plunge the nation into the present state of hopelessness, annihilation and abject suffering.
George said citizens face perennial fuel scarcity “tossed” by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, and the “agony of non-availability of cash” caused by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through naira rebranding.
The former Ondo Military Governor wondered why the voice of Atiku, Ayu and Tambuwal “is drowned in perpetual silence” with the presidential election just two weeks away.
“Why have they allowed their voices to be drowned in conspiratorial silence? Where are the opposition political parties?
“What does the graveyard silence portend for Nigerians? It seems to mean that Nigerians’ right to good has been consigned to the dustbin by the political class,” he said.
George stated that various state actors can do better, warning managers of the economy not to take Nigerians for granted by churning out retrogressive economic policies.
The PDP chieftain complained the country has continued to toy with power supply, which is very germane to the development of any developing economy.
He said Nigeria loses $29billion in accruable revenue every year due to epileptic power, stressing that a nation without efficient power supply cannot rise into digital civilisation.
The decision of the CBN to redesign the legal tender has only pushed Nigeria further into dire straits and the economy deeper into the abyss, according to George.
“People are being made to become refugees in their own country with hunger ravaging every home. The policy on the currency should not have been contemplated in the way it was implemented,” he asserted.