The opposition has been urged by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to go beyond passive criticism and actively participate in finding answers to the urgent problems the country faces.
The Bola Tinubu administration has seen a sharp increase in the cost of living since taking office in May, with inflation hitting previously unheard-of heights.
Numerous reforms, including the elimination of gasoline subsidies and the floating of the Naira as the national currency, seem to have made matters worse, sparking protests in a number of towns.
APC spokesman Felix Morka has urged the opposition to do more than just criticise the government’s handling of the nation’s problems; while the PDP and LP, as the party leading the opposition, have been outspoken in their criticism, they have also been slow to offer helpful solutions.
“One of the concerns we have is that opposition is not about condemning,” Morka said on Tuesday’s edition of Channels Television’s Politics Today, arguing that the PDP and LP also campaigned to undertake some of the reforms the Tinubu government is undertaking.
“So, it is not enough to just condemn. These leaders should be able to – assuming they have that silver bullet that they say the government is not deploying – point it out,” the APC chieftain added.
Morka who said the government is aware of the challenges facing Nigerians, called for patience as the administration is new.
“This government is not one year. We are a few months,” he maintained. “Look at the inputs under this government. The bold steps they have taken to tackle these fundamental problems.”
According to him, the difficulties are temporal routes to getting the country working.
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