Former Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun state, has declared that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) lacks the solution to the many problems confronting Nigeria just three years after the party took over from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Otunba Daniel said that the economic policies and programmes of the APCled Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari had not had any positive impact on the lives of the citizens.
The former governor, who spoke on the state of the nation, said: “the recent damning statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the Buhari administration was the aggregate of the popular opinion on the streets.”
He claimed that there was urgent need for restructuring of the nation and encouragement of local content in the award and implementation of contracts for capital projects.
Otunba Daniel described as “exercise in futility and theoretical response” the defence put up by the Buhari government on its performance in office in nearly three years.
“What President Obasanjo said is what everybody has been saying. It is only that when he says it, it has weight.
“But there is nothing that he has said, if you look at it well, that many people have not said in various ways. And I think what he did was to pull together an aggregate of the popular opinion on the streets.
“He knows that he can say it because he has status; he has network, he has connections, he is an enigma and we must accept that whether we like it or not, what he said is the true state of things,” he said.
Daniel said he had already scored the APC administration “F9,” adding that unprecedented level of job losses in the country have further revealed the glaring failures of the government.
He added: “They have been able to give some explanations to certain things, most of which are not really convincing because one thing is for you to reel out statistics, which is neither here nor there; the real issue is what is happening on the streets.
“What is happening in people’s stomachs? What is happening with inflation which we can see? What is happening with unemployment?
“What is happening with infrastructure?
“So, whatever they talk about, if we are not able to see practically translated to positive disposition in the lives and the living of the people, it is just an exercise in futility. It’s a theoretical response.”