Aniel Bwala, spokesperson of the Atiku campaign organisation, has described the manifesto of Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, as “renewed hopelessness.”
Speaking on Channels TV on Thursday, November 3, Bwala said the document is an act of activism against the Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
“Let me tell you about what they are selling to the Nigerian people, it is called renewed hopelessness,” Bwala announced.
“Read their campaign manifesto; it is activism. Remember also that as soon as the election was coming close, when they talked about subsidy, they said ‘who is subsidy?’
“Eight years down the line, they have not removed subsidy. Even the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) that was passed into law which created the platform for the removal of subsidy, they all came out against it.
“Today, even unionists in their party are saying they want to remove subsidy. Nigerians cannot be fooled in that area.”
Bwala noted that Tinubu failed to provide the source of funding for some of the projects he is proposing to implement if elected president in 2023.
“They also talked about giving student loans.” Read that renewed hopelessness. Where are they going to get the funding? There is no economic blueprint for job creation.
“It is even surprising to me that they gathered the same people in the meeting they had that they called private sector players.” “When you look through, you will see wounded businessmen who had lost billions as a result of incoherent policies of APC, and they are promising the same people that they are going to create an enabling environment for private sector,” he added.