Prof Chris Nwokobia, a renowned public commentator and convener of the Country First Movement, has expressed strong disapproval of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s recent policies, labeling them as anti-people. In an interview with Arise Television on Thursday, Nwokobia criticized Tinubu’s stance on fuel subsidy removal, foreign exchange unification, and the replacement of service chiefs.
Contrary to the opinions of other public analysts who have praised Tinubu’s performance in the last 30 days, Nwokobia vehemently disagreed. He argued that there is nothing Tinubu is currently doing that previous presidents have not done since the advent of democratic governance in 1999.
Nwokobia further claimed that Peter Obi, a former vice-presidential candidate and member of the now-defunct Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, would have been more effective if he had emerged as the President.
The public commentator’s criticism highlights a divergence of opinions regarding President Tinubu’s policies, with Nwokobia asserting that they do not align with the interests of the Nigerian people.
“I disagree with those who said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration is moving so far with its policy implementations. Since 1999, several other administrations have moved faster.
“What has the President done that others didn’t do? We should put the Country first. We should go beyond partisanship, bigotry, and positioning of whatever one seeks from the incumbent administration.
“The time has come to look at how leadership affects the masses. The bags of poverty, dependency, and wants have deepened in our Country.
“Peter Obi will have done better; clearly, he understands Nigeria’s politics, economy and business because he is a trader”, he stated.
One month after the inauguration of Tinubu as President, his policies on removing fuel subsidies, forex window unification, and replacing the service chiefs have attracted both praises and condemnations.