The Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe has said that Nigeria’s ‘partisanship is obscenely unhealthy ‘for a nation’ and that “the change begins with me’ mantra of the All Progressive Congress, APC-led government was late as it would have been better if it was part of President Buhari’s inaugural speech.
Okupe in a post on his Facebook page, Monday, titled ‘National Economic Emergency’ also said that the economic recession which Nigeria is facing ‘calls for an end to extreme partisanship’ and that wailing, howling or even cursing from the citizens will not help the situation.
He went further to say that ‘pretence, conceit or sheer optimism from government quarters would not solve the ‘economic infirmity bedevilling our Nation’.
Okupe enjoined Nigerians to ‘put all hands on deck’, begging that the likes of Dr, Mrs, Okonjo Iweala must have a rethink and that we must bring all our ace economists – Dr Kalu Idika Kalu, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Bismirk Rewani, Tunde Lemo, Patrick Utomi, Shamsuddeen Usman, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, and a host of others – on board as the problems facing Nigeria was not about Buhari or the APC.
More so Okupe backed President Buhari on the need for Emergency Powers bill saying that for the President to spend monies he cannot wait usual debates in the legislative chambers.