– Accuses Tinubu Of Running Most Expensive Administration

The Imo State chapter of Labour Party has accused President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of running the most expensive administration and at the same time initiating unpopular policies that have plunged the country into unprecedented economic recession that has impacted negatively on Nigerians who have never had it so bad.

The party urged the President to hearken to the voice of the opposition and resign to allow someone who has solution to the country’s myriad of socio-economic problems to do the needful.

The State Chairman of Labour Party, Barr Callistus Ihejiagwa, who stated this recently, while fielding questions from newsmen on the state of the nation and first one year in office, also advised the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma to stay in the state and concentrate on the challenges of governance, instead of junketing about at enormous cost to the state that is unable to pay the pensions and gratuities of retirees who are dying in their numbers as a result of lack, hunger and deprivation.

According to the party boss, “what Nigerians are celebrating under one year of the All Progressive Congress, APC-led federal government are poverty, corruption, excruciating pain and man’s inhumanity to man.

He posited that Nigeria is worse today than President Tinubu met it adding that, there is urgent need for someone who has the capacity to pull the country out of the present socio-economic and political quagmire.

Continuing, Ihejiagwa said, “the truth that many people will not accept is that Nigeria under the watch of President Tinubu is sinking deeper into recession with the attendant harsh but avoidable harsh realities. The President lacks the vision and knowledge of how to galvanize the nation out of the present mess, hence Labour Party is pleading with him to resign honourably”.

The party chieftain listed some of the President’s shortcomings as high cost of governance, which he said is mind bogging. Others, according to him are alarming insecurity, deplorable state of education and health care delivery, unemployment, among others.

He further noted that Nigeria does not lack men and women of political will who can do better, pointing out that the axiom of his principal, Peter Obi, that Nigeria should move from consumption to production economy is now very apt and pertinent.

On the state of affairs in Imo State, Ihejiagwa, said, it has been a turbulent affair since Hope Uzodinma came on board. He advised the Governor to live among his people and concentrate on governance instead of presiding over the affairs of the state from Abuja where he spends more time to the consternation of Imo people who continuously ask why it should be so.

He said that, “the governor’s promise to conduct Local Government election is a mere political gimmick as this is his fifth time of making such promise”.

Barrister Ihejiagwa stated that the appointment of the Local Government Sole   Administrators by the Governor is unconstitutional and against the electoral law, hence he advised him to have a rethink and do the needful for the sake of posterity.