Kenneth Okonkwo, the spokesperson of the Labour Party’s 2023 presidential campaign council, recently used social media, specifically Instagram, to voice his criticism of Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The criticism comes in response to Tinubu’s address to the nation concerning the ongoing economic challenges in Nigeria. Okonkwo’s comments have sparked attention and discussions on social media.
Following President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s address on Monday explaining the reasons behind the removal of fuel subsidy and collapsing the multiple exchange rate system, there has been mixed reactions from Nigerians. While some may agree with the government’s decision, others, including Nigerian lawyer Kenneth Okonkwo, have expressed their dissatisfaction with the measures taken. The removal of fuel subsidy has been a contentious issue in Nigeria, with different opinions on its impact on the economy and citizens.
Kenneth Okonkwo expressed his reaction to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s speech on his official Instagram page. He mentioned that he listened to the broadcast and found it disappointing that Tinubu seemed to blame everyone else except himself for Nigeria’s challenges. Okonkwo also stated that he was surprised to hear the president blaming a few rich individuals for the issues faced by Nigerians. His comments reflect his dissatisfaction with the president’s stance on the country’s problems.
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Speaking further, Kenneth Okonkwo stated that;
“I will agree with him if he will agree that he is the leader of the few powerful rich people plaguing us.
“He confessed that he has no solution to the current economic hardship as according to him, there’s none. He failed to initiate urgent methods to fix our refineries to stop 100% importation of refined petroleum which is the greatest destroyer of our foreign exchange.
“Giving out loans and expecting payback within one year in a depressed economy can only be possible with traders of hard drugs. What a missed opportunity! This is really renewed hopelessness.”
Here is Kenneth Okonkwo’s post below;