Salihu Lukman, former Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, North-West, has stated that Nigerians who voted for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu expected his administration to be responsive to the plight of the citizens.
“The belief of many of us, and indeed most Nigerians, is that President Asiwaju Tinubu is a responsive politician who will not recklessly take any decision without weighing its consequences on the lives of citizens.”
Speaking in a statement, Lukman lamented that most Nigerians can not afford to buy medications when they are sick and urged the President to be responsive to the life-threatening reality of Nigerians.
Parts of the statement read, “Is President Asiwaju Tinubu at all aware that the majority of our citizens, including relatively high-income earners cannot afford medication when they are sick?
“Being human, our expectation is that, if decisions are taken with grave consequences such as withdrawal of subsidy and floating the exchange rate, being the responsive leader he is.
“It is our expectation he will quickly review and recalibrate such decisions with the overall objective of protecting the welfare of citizens. That is what progressive politics is all about.
“May God Almighty touch the heart of President Asiwaju Tinubu and all APC leaders, and indeed all Nigerian politicians, to understand that millions of Nigerians are confronted with a life-threatening reality today.
“Just like we asked for the votes of citizens during elections, citizens are asking leaders, especially President Asiwaju Tinubu, to be responsive to today’s reality.”