By Emman Ovuakporie and Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA-MEMBERS of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP Sunday described President Muhammadu Buhari’s one year anniversary as another round of campaign.
Some of the lawmakers who spoke to Vanguard were unanimous in their views declaring that the president’s speech smacks of electoral campaigns to further confuse Nigerians.
Stop the blame game-Chairman House C’ttee on Capital Market, Rep Tajudeen Yusuf, PDP, Kogi said
According to Yusuf, the president’s speech hover around blaming every visible thing on ground instead of telling Nigerians how he would fix the country.
He said “he needs to deliberately make people who are on the other side politically know that despite their opinion they have a place as critical stakeholders in project Nigeria .
” The blame game should stop as 60-70% of the people around him were part of the last 16 years and for him to succeed he must jettison primordial sentiments and embrace facts that he met on ground”.
“He was elected to fix Nigeria not to keep complaining. He should make nation building the focal point of his administration. Nobody in his right senses will dare challenge him on such a patriotic venture”.
This is a ‘go slow govt’-Chairman House C’ttee on Public Petitions, Rep Uzoma Nkem-Aboonta said.
Abonta who represents Ukwa East/West in Abia in his submission described the speech as a bag full of complaints and pointed out that “Nigerians are becoming impatient with this ‘go slow administration’.
He explained that “this is a time for proactive measures that are sustainable not this idea of complaining of virtually everything”.
“If he can’t get economic experts he should borrow from the Goodluck Johnathan’s economic team and this could help him save Nigeria”.
“Somebody close to him should tell him that this is not time for lamentation rather he should concentrate on how to move this country forward”.
Don’t place the blame alone on Buhari-Rep Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma,PDP, Edo.
He said “we are all to blame because we did not manage our oil boom period instead a few Nigerians siphoned our commonwealth into private pockets”.
“Though I’m in PDP, I won’t place the whole blame on Mr president alone as we all failed project Nigeria”.
“On his speech I will say is another round of complaints without end as the mantra that catapulted APC to power has not changed anything”.
“Nothing has changed, so far what we’ve seen is trial by error economic policies of this government”.
“My final take is that we should all put our thinking cap on and see how the Nigerian project can be salvaged”.