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Our ‘City Boy’ Brought Extreme Hardship – Bishop Adeoye Knocks Tinubu

Bishop Seun Adeoye of Osun State has claimed that within his short time in office as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has caused severe suffering for Nigerians and nearly plunged the nation into war with the Niger Republic.

Recall that Tinubu succeeded President Muhammadu Buhari precisely three months ago on May 29, 2023, the day he was inaugurated as the 16th President of  Nigeria.

Speaking on the development, Bishop Adeoye in a statement issued on Tuesday that Tinubu’s three months in office had only resulted in unfathomable pain and suffering for the majority of Nigerians.

“Today, 29th of August marks three months of Tinubu’s government. But within these three months, businesses are collapsing, people are becoming jobless, hunger now pervades the land, and many who appear to be alive are just walking corpses.

“Let the truth be told, this ‘ground’ is not ‘running’ Mr President. It has been three months of extreme hardship and suffering for Nigerians. And it is virtually becoming unbearable.

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“You and your family are up there in a secured Aso Rock. Those who surround you are big men. They can’t feel the pains the way we, the people, do. ‘Igboro o rerin Sir’. I mean, people are not happy at all. We cannot pretend that there is sadness everywhere”,  Bishop Adeoye said.

The cleric, who doubles as a human rights activist, wondered if there was anything new done by the incumbent administration that has never been done in the history of Nigeria.

He said: “Our ‘City Boy’ almost dragged us into war with the Niger Republic while terrorists, bandits and kidnappers are still having their field days in our own country. The other day, soldiers were slaughtered in Niger state, and some intending youth corpers were kidnapped in Zamfara.

“A new government ought to have even shown some signs of strength, but killings in Plateau, Niger and Benue States and other places were manifestations of ‘continuity’ of the past.

“‘Subsidy is gone’ but the so-called palliatives are mere political statements. A N5 billion largesse to a state with 5 million population is just N1,000 per person. Yet, prices of foodstuffs and transportation have gone up astronomically, and the masses are crying.

“Mr. President, your 100,000 bags of rice per state is a huge joke. It can’t go one ‘kongo or mudu’ each per family. I don’t trade in foreign currency, but how’s the dollar market today compared to when you took over?

“Soon, very soon, we’ll be overwhelmed by propaganda and sponsored performance statistics. But the fact remains that this government has not only taken food off the tables of the masses but has successfully taken smiles off their cheeks,” he said in his statement.

However, Bishop Adeoye urged Nigerians not to stop praying for the country and her leaders.

 

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