President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to pull the country out of the mess entrenched by past administrations in the country is being sabotaged by “angry elites”, the Senate Leader Ali Ndume, has said.
Speaking on the economic downturn in the country, Ndume (APC, Borno South) said the elites are angry with the anti-graft campaign of the Buhari administration.
He also said the elites should be blamed for the hardship Nigerians are currently facing especially as its concerns the rising prices of food commodities.
According to the Senate leader, the elites are deliberately sabotaging the Buhari’s administration in order to make the All Progressives Congress (APC) government look bad in the eyes of Nigerians.
He claimed that these group of people benefitted immensely from the Peoples Democratic Party-led federal government in the last 16 years.
“If not for the saboteurs, Nigerians would have been reaping the dividend of electing President Buhari. Otherwise, what has the fall of naira to do with the price of millet, tomatoes and other locally produced commodities? It is understandable that the price of imported rice is affected”, he said.
Ndume, however, appealed to Nigerians to be patient, saying, “the APC government is working hard to turn around things positively”.
“We are working hard on the 2016 budget and in it, the president has included things that would enhance the living conditions of the citizenry. We will pass the budget this month”, he said.