Hardship: You can’t perform magic, stop praising Buhari – Fayose tells Tinubu

In the current economic downturn faced by Nigerians, former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has voiced concerns over President Bola Tinubu’s ability to perform miracles, emphasizing that the challenges stem from the legacy of ex-President Muhammadu Buhari. Fayose contends that Buhari’s administration burdened the nation with loans that future generations will be repaying, leaving Tinubu with the task of reviving what he terms a “dead economy.”

In a candid interview with Channels Television on Sunday, Fayose highlighted the need for Tinubu to refrain from lauding Buhari’s tenure, cautioning against creating confusion among Nigerians regarding the complexities inherited by the current leadership. Fayose pointed out the extensive loans obtained during Buhari’s eight-year term, some with lengthy moratoriums, painting a grim picture for the country’s economic future.

“Even if Tinubu means well, where do you place the debt? Even if Tinubu wants to do the magic, how will he fix the country?” questioned Fayose, underscoring the challenges faced by the nation due to the decisions made in the previous administration.

Fayose urged Tinubu to avoid public praise for Buhari, emphasizing that such sentiments could mislead the public about the current economic predicament. He stressed the importance of presenting alternative perspectives without celebrating a leader who, in his view, set the nation back by 50 years.

“While President Tinubu may have personal admiration for the former president, public acknowledgment of Buhari as a blessing to Nigeria could create confusion in the minds of Nigerians,” Fayose asserted. He urged caution in discussing Buhari’s legacy, emphasizing the need for a more nuanced and realistic assessment of the challenges facing the nation.

In navigating Nigeria’s economic challenges, Fayose called for a measured approach, encouraging leaders to address the issues at hand without downplaying the severity of the inherited economic situation. The call for a more cautious evaluation of leaders’ roles reflects a growing sentiment among Nigerians seeking pragmatic solutions to the country’s economic woes.

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