Nigerians divided over Charles Soludo’s opinion on Nigeria

The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Charles Soludo has divided opinions on the social media, with many praising his thesis on the country while others took exception, saying it is to ridicule the government of Goodluck Jonathan with less than three weeks to the presidential election and published on the day the president met stakeholders in the private sector in Lagos state.

It will be recalled that Soludo urged Nigerians to prepare for hard time ahead, noting that neither president Jonathan nor his major challenger, Gen. Muhammedu Buhari, has a well-thought programme to tackle the economic challenges in the country. He regretted that the success made by the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo has not been built upon by the Jonathan’s administration.

“Let me admit that the two main parties talk around the major development challenges—corruption, insecurity, economy (unemployment/poverty, power, infrastructure, etc) health, education, etc. However, it is my considered view that none of them has any credible agenda to deal with the issues, especially within the context of the evolving global economy and Nigeria’s broken public finance,” he said.

The article was praised by many including celebrities and analysts while APC supporters saw it as a vindication of the need to oust Jonathan; PDP supporters said the article is biased and an attack on the president and his team, asking why Soludo singled out, Peter Obi, the former governor of his home state, Anambra for condemnation.

Credit: Vanguard