ADC Chairman Flays Buhari, APC Over Nationwide Power Outage - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Sunday, April 10, 2022

ADC Chairman Flays Buhari, APC Over Nationwide Power Outage

ABUJA - The national chairman of the opposition African Democratic Congress (ADC), Mr. Ralphs Nwosu, on Sunday, condemned what he called President Muhammadu Buhari’s ineptitude and lack of political will to ensure constant power supply in the country.

Nwosu said this in a statement in Abuja while reacting to the over 48 hours of nationwide blackout due to the collapse fo national grid.

He lamented the concomitant negative effect of the development on the nation’s economy, especially the poor masses and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), amid a surge in prices of fuel and diesel.

He insisted that that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration has failed woefully in its electioneering promise to ensure stable power supply in the country, and, therefore, urged Nigerians not to hesitate to vote them out of power during the forthcoming general elections in 2023.

He called on the Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, to resign or be sacked, over his inability to take responsibility and efficiently pilot the sector to achieve power infrastructure renewal and private sector investment in grid and off-grid renewable energy sources.

He lamented that barely 24 hours after the national grid systems crashed at about 10:40am on Monday, the grid collapsed at 5.10pm on Tuesday evening and again at 6.30pm on Friday.

He blamed the incessant power failure in the country on the present administration’s lack of vision, capacity and failure to formulate sustainable policies and governance model for the power sector as well as make required investment in renewable energy and strengthening of the nation’s weak power infrastructure to efficiently distribute the paltry megawatts being generated.

“This is why Nigerians need to elect a competent government with the required political will to tackle its myriad of existential challenges, including power, in 2023.

“The ADC with its is array of young and dynamic leadership presents a credible alternative to the present failed political parties and their representatives in government that continue to push the country nearer the precipice of economic liquidation and state failure on daily basis,” Nwosu stated.

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