The National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Redemption Party, PRP, Professor Mahmoud Aliyu, has described the palliative programme designed by the federal government to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal as an insult to Nigerians.
At a media chat organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Kwara State in Ilorin, on Friday, Prof. Mahmoud said rather than the palliative programme, the federal government should have empowered Nigerians to enable them feed themselves.
“The government needs to do the needful to allow them have access to a good life, palliative is not the answer to our problems,” he declared.
The PRP chieftain, who also spoke on the state of the nation, condemned the push by the Nigerian government to use military force as part of the options to restore democratic government in Niger Republic by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS.
He charged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to secure Nigeria first before attempting to secure Niger Republic.
He said, “bandits invaded a village in Niger State days ago and killed at least four or five people while others were maltreated by the bandits and nothing has been done to secure the country.
“It is morally, spiritually and politically wrong, the situation now in the country is pathetic and dangerous.
He claimed the current ruling class has been recycling themselves since 1999 and have turned government into a barber’s chair, saying that money politics is now prevalent in Nigeria.
“The Emilokan declaration at Abeokuta, in Ogun State, prior to the 2023 elections, marked the highest point of money politics in the country.
The PRP legal adviser described the eight years of former President Muhammadu Buhari as a disaster in the country in the areas of insecurity, education, health and rule of law, amongst others.
He described the PRP as the oldest political party existing currently in the country and the only party that could rescue the people out of the present socio-economic and political predicament with its socialist programmes.