The United Action for Democracy has said the ongoing strike will make a large number of Nigerian youths not to vote for the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Speaking in an interview with Sunday PUNCH, the South-South Coordinator of the group, Enefa Georgewill, stated that the Buhari-led government had reduced the chances of the APC at the 2023 polls.
He stated that the ceaseless strike by various academic bodies in the country would lead to a mutiny against the party.
He said the APC-led government had not delivered on its promises to alleviate poverty and give the average Nigerian a better life, adding that Nigerians were becoming poorer.“In terms of livelihood, people’s access to livelihood has further reduced in terms of naira to dollar.
As we speak, it is around N700 to a dollar and of course, this government met it less than N200 and it further goes to say that Nigerians are becoming poorer, and in terms of food, basic items such as rice, the price has skyrocketed.
He also expressed concern over the declining rate of electricity supply across the country.“In terms of electricity that should help the informal sector and even the main sector to generate power to do some of the basic things, it’s nothing to write home about.
“Nigerians use other power sources like generators, and fuel that is supposed to serve the generator has moved from N55 to between N175 and N180 per litre.
He stressed that no sensible Nigerian would vote for a political party that had “brought pain, backwardness and hunger to Nigerians”.
Reacting, the Director General, Asiwaju Tinubu Presidential Campaign Organisation, Adebayo Shittu, said the APC flag bearer would build on the development on the ground to make life better for Nigerians.
He stressed that Buhari was not to be blamed for the high cost of food items, adding that the President supported farmers and market women with needed funds.
He said, “What is the failure of Buhari in prices of commodities that has skyrocketed? Is Buhari supposed to impose price control on commodities as well as many other items?“Buhari can’t play God by rectifying the behaviour of Nigerians.
So, this is the Nigeria factor for most of the things that have happened because Nigerians are always taking advantage of things by unduly increasing prices on local commodities.[carousel_slide id='8496']