A former Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has described as laughable the criticisms on unemployment, economic hardship, and herdsmen attacks being leveled against the ruling All Progressives Congress government of President Muahammadu Buhari.
He noted that editorials by most Nigeria’s newspapers had in the past harped on such issues. Oshiomhole challenged the enlightened public and the media to always link Nigeria’s recent history to the present when dis cussing about current economic hardship in the country.
Speaking to newsmen weekend in his country home, Iyamho, Etsako West council area of the state, Oshiomhole reminded Nigerians that President Buhari cannot rebuild the nation overnight.
He said the current economic hardship faced by citizens was the result of the PDP’s looting of money meant for the welfare of the masses. He said the daily confession of PDP members on how public funds were looted should tell all that “the armed robbers of yesterday cannot be our option.”
According to him: “All the newspapers’ editorials written from the days of the PDP were about all these issues you raised. They did not develop yesterday.
What was meant for public welfare was stolen by the PDP. “These are being revealed everyday. I read them from the pages of the newspaper how much that were stolen by all kinds of minister, directors and so on. If a house has been emptied like that, don’t you know there will be consequences?”
He added:”Rebuilding Nigeria cannot be an over night affair. Look at the numbers being thrown up every day. There is confessions every day. The enlightened members of the public, which the media represent, must be able to link the present with the recent past and understand this house cannot be rebuilt overnight.
“What no one can dispute is the fact that something is being done but the results cannot be a miracle. There are no miracles in a nation’s life. It has to be steady,” he stated.