The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have traded blame over the state of Nigeria’s polity.
Representatives of both parties were guests on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday.
While Segun Sowunmi from the PDP accused the APC-led Federal Government of capitalising on their gains in the war against terror, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said he would not want to attack the party under any guise.
Sowunmi’s comments come days after the Buhari Administration presented its mid-term scorecard, as well as launched a book on the successes recorded by the Administration upon coming on board in 2015.
The book was written by the Media Team of the President, including Adesina and Garba Shehu.
“They have not bought a single hardware, all the equipment they are using to martial out their python dance and crocodile smile are the equipment bought by our government.
“More people are dying in Nigeria today. They will tell us they have won the war, they have not won the war. Then Boko Haram has been demolished, it has not been demolished,” Sowunmi said.
Speaking on the state of Nigeria’s economy, Sowunmi berated the APC for failing to create an enabling environment for business to strive in the country.
“The problem they (APC) have is that they have not completely convinced themselves that it is not the business of government to build businesses.
“The simple business of government is to create an enabling environment, do the laws that are stable, be consistent, and have policies that can allow private sector people take advantage.”
Countering his claim , Adesina said: “The government (PDP) you are referring to is the inglorious era of this country. It looted excess crude account, it looted the foreign deposits, and it looted everything dry in this country.”
The Presidential Aide had while speaking on the issue of Power said the federal government’s target is to generate 10,000mega watt by 2019.
He also explained that the country has been generating 7,100mw as at two weeks ago, a situation that suggests an improvement over the past years.
Adesina noted that when APC came on board in 2015, the country was in a comatose as virtually every sector was looted, coupled with the insurgency ravaging the North East.
“Everybody in Nigeria knows that when it comes to the insurgency, the war has been largely won. It is not completely won, but it has been largely won,” he said.
Adesina added that the government is in the know of the Fulani/herdsmen clashes, stressing that it is not folding its hand in tackling the menace.