Tinubu implementing bold, far-reaching reforms to guarantee economic development, prosperity – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday in Abuja, said President Bola Tinubu has initiated bold and far-reaching reforms that are indispensable to economic recovery, sustainable growth and prosperity.
Mr Felix Morka, the party’s National Publicity Secretary said this in a statement while reacting to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor’s advise to Tinubu to throw in the towel if he could not govern Nigeria anymore.
“This noxious executive flippancy has now become a badge of identity for these idle but viciously complicit spectators in the affairs of their states and citizens.
“A federal system like ours, operates on the idea of shared, constitutionally delineated responsibilities among the three tiers of government: Federal, State and Local Governments.
“Effective governance requires collaboration and coordination among all three levels to deliver the promise of democracy to all citizens.
“By virtue of their membership of the National Economic Council and National Council of State, governors bear a solemn duty, where possible, to proffer constructive ideas or solutions to the challenges of governance of our nation,” Morka said.
He added that like all citizens, governors were entitled to free speech, but that such right must be exercised against a standard of respectability and reasonableness.
He stressed that reckless utterances capable of inflaming passions and social upheaval must be avoided.
He said likening Nigeria to Venezuela as the PDP governors did in a recent communique, even under the prevailing challenging economic and security contexts of Nigeria, was unhelpful and smacks of unrighteous indignation.
Morka noted that rather than live up to their responsibilities as chief executive officers of Nigeria’s federating units, PDP governors had turned themselves into a band of doomsday vocalists.
This, he said , they were doing by raising their voices “to deafening decibels intended to drown the groans of their citizens battered by their critical inertia, ineptitude and dismal performance as governors of their states”.
He further noted that as the federal buck ultimately stoped at the president’s table, so the state’s buck ultimately stoped at the governors’ table.
The APC spokesman said the PDP governors’ call to President Tinubu to throw in the towel was therefore, nothing short of self-indictment.
He said it was embarrassing that the same PDP governors that had never justified the massive federal allocations to their states, were talking about buck.
He wondered how a governor of a state like Delta for instance, could participate barefaced in a talk about buck.
“Has the PDP governor of Delta even attempted to justify the over 483.57 billion naira federal allocation to the state in 2023.
“Which part or sector of Delta bears witness to the use of that huge allocation.
“Delta retirees have remained desperately pulverised by PDP’s uninterrupted reckless rule since the advent of this republic in 1999,”Morka said.
He added that since the buck also stoped at the PDP governors’ table at the state level, they should practice what they preached by resigning from their offices.
This, he said, they should do rather than blaming the federal administration for their utter failure to mobilise massive resources at their disposal to improve the living conditions of their people.
Morka said in spite of the country ‘s challenges, President Tinubu was taking responsibility and providing solid leadership in this historic season of deep and enduring economic transformation in our country.
“The administration has initiated bold and far-reaching reforms that are indispensable to economic recovery, sustainable growth and prosperity.
“Our people are going through transient but painful difficulties that the administration is supremely determined  to mitigate as these policies begin to yield desired results.
“Nigerians deserve to live in peace and security, with access to basic social and economic amenities.
“Our party and administration urges patience during these turbulent times as our nation soars unstoppably to firmer grounds and  more prosperous future,”Morka said.(https://newsatlarge.ng)

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