By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
A Chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples’ Party (NNPP), Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo on Wednesday, said
elected political office holders in Nigeria have failed to kick start their campaign promises on good note.
Ambassador Ajadi stated this while speaking with journalists on the first 100 days in office of President Bola Tinubu and the 36 state governors in the country.
The NNPP Chieftain emphasized that it is glaring that those elected into offices have failed to satisfy the yearnings and aspiration of Nigerians as they have not been able to impact much on the citizenry .
Stressing that though ” 100 days is a short time out of four years”, Ambassador Ajadi pointed out that Nigerians have not seen hope of them fulfilling their campaign promises.
“Your hundred days in offices are not worth celebrating because they lack impact on our citizens. The workers are still collecting thirty thousand naira (N30,000) minimum wage despite the increment on all household items caused by the subsidy removal”, he said.
Ambassador Ajadi added, “The palliatives are not getting to the downtrodden, instead of using NIN, BVN attached to bank accounts to detect the poorer of the poor, they are just given them out to politicians using wards and local government”.
“Instead of given palliatives to states by federal government, the money realized from subsidy removal should have been channelling into infrastructural development, which will be beneficial to every Nigerians irrespective of financial status”.
The NNPP gubernatorial candidate in Ogun state in the 2023 general elections said, “Both poor and the rich are plying roads, using electricity, health care facilities, education and other social amenities, hence, the need for government to channel the proceeds from subsidy removal to infrastructural developments to circulate rounds.
Ambassador Ajadi maintained further, “But given palliatives either in terms of cash or materials, it can never gets to the target audience but a kind of another scam”, saying, “It became a race against time as they endeavoured to turn election promises into tangible actions.
“In the months ahead, the nation remained focused on its leaders, recognizing that the first hundred days were just the beginning of a challenging journey. Expectations ran high, and the nation’s gaze remained fixed on its leaders, yearning for the dividends of democracy.
“As time unfolds, we will see whether these leaders can bridge the gap between promises and reality and whether their actions will vindicate or condemn their initial hundred days in power.The fate of a nation hung in the balance, awaiting the true impact of leadership on its citizens’ lives”.