The Labour Party’s presidential candidate for the February 25 election, Peter Obi, has urged the Federal Government to openly reveal the financial deficit incurred from the tenure of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
Punch reported that on Monday, the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, expressed concern, stating that the current administration inherited a financially strained country from former President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
Ribadu mentioned that the revenue generated by the Tinubu-led administration is currently being utilized to repay debts accumulated during the previous administration.
However, responding to these claims via a series of tweets on his X profile, the former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, emphasized on Thursday that the Federal Government should be transparent about the deficit inherited from the preceding All Progressives Congress administration.
He believes that such disclosure would reflect the government’s commitment to transparency and accountability.
Obi criticized the Buhari government for not providing details on the inherited deficit, highlighting a lack of transparency compared to the claims made in 2015 when the government accused the preceding Goodluck Jonathan-led administration of a similar situation.