The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar and the Labour Party, Peter Obi, in the last presidential election need to do more than castigating president Bola Tinubu over the parlous state of the nation.
This is even as he said that offering their ideas to Tinubu will help address the challenges that beset the nation.
The APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, said this during an interview with Channels TV on Tuesday.
He implored the two presidential candidates of opposition political parties to offer ideas to Tinubu and not just condemn what the government is doing to address economic hardship in the country.
Mr Morka stated that they were making “incendiary” statements to instigate the public.
He said, “Opposition politics is not necessarily about condemning. These individuals, Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar, touted some of the economic policies this government is running with to be at the core of their economic agenda. So what has happened? So it is not enough to just condemn, these leaders should be able to, assuming they have the silver bullets this government is not deploying, they point it out.’’
Morka dismissed Abubakar’s recent criticisms of the Tinubu-led APC government as “completely jaundiced by his own political self-interest.”
“It is not enough for Atiku Abubakar to bandy words. I expect a man who thinks deeply as he claims about governance, economy, and other aspects of our natural life to offer ideas, concrete suggestions,” he said.
The duo of Mr Abubakar and Mr Obi have been very critical of Tinubu’s economic policies, lamenting that they have engendered unprecedented economic hardship in the country.