Haphazard Subsidy Removal By APC Govt Threw Economy Into Chaos – Edo Commissioner

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FROM IKHILI EBALU, BENIN CITY

The Edo State Government on Tuesday said the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) is clueless about how government runs, hence the suffering faced by Nigerians in the past 9 years under the APC government.

Briefing newsmen in Benin on the state of the nation, Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, said the APC has messed up the country’s economy since coming to power at the centre in the past 9 years, adding that Edo people do not want the APC.

Nehikhare accused the APC of imposing suffering on Nigerians, adding that Edo people will continue to support and vote the PDP, not minding the antics by the opposition to hoodwink Edo people ahead of the Edo Governorship election.

“Despite our best efforts to mitigate the suffering that Edo people and Nigerians have been plunged into by the APC Government through increase in minimum wage, free WiFi in different parts of the State, free transport scheme that have benefitted over six million Edo residents since its launch in September 2023, food palliative to millions of Edo people, free registration for pensioners into the State’s health Insurance Scheme, among others, we want to restate that the people are still going through untold hardship and this is as a result of the gross mismanagement of the economy by the APC as a government at the centre in the last nine years.

According to him, It is on record how the haphazard withdrawal of subsidy by the APC Government on May 29, 2023 tossed the economy into chaos and pushed our people into the brink of starvation.

Also, it is well noted by Nigerians how the poorly thought-through policy to unify the exchange blew our currency out of the waters, making it almost worthless, negatively impacting inflation and the general economic landscape. Nehikhare said.

Nehikhare added that the nation is slowly descending back into terrorism with the rise of suicide bombing, among others.

“On the back of these devastation that have been caused by the APC Government, the Party in Edo State seems to be surprising oblivious of this terrible situation. Just like the ostrich, they have buried their heads in the sand and have continued to gush out lies and propaganda hoping to hoodwink our people and dampen their desire to break free from the stranglehold by which the APC has shackled them for the past nine years.”he said.

Nehikhare accused the Opposition APC of misinforming and misleading Edo people on the candidacy of the PDP candidate saying that , ” it is the same manner in which they manufactured the crisis with the palace, all in a desperate effort to hoodwink the people and reawaken their completely comatose party in Edo State.

Stating that, The governorship election in Edo State is around the corner and just the way they fooled the entire nation into bondage, they are hoping to replicate the same in Edo State, parading a hardly literate candidate, who finds it difficult expressing himself in public fora and without the verve to share his vision for the people.

Edo people are wiser than that. We know who our friends are and who are oppressors are and cannot submit ourselves to them again to inflict the pains and sufferings of these last few years on our people the second time.”Nehikhare added.

Nehikhare who noted that the people of the state are determined to break from the APC bondage come September 21, 2024 by sustaining the leadership of the PDP at the State level said , “They know that the PDP is the best choice for the continued progress and prosperity of the State and will not allow lies and propaganda by their oppressors to cloud their judgment and stop them from making informed decisions for a better future for themselves and their unborn children. “

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