PDP faults Tinubu for seeking reviews of power privatisation

The Peoples Democratic Party , on Saturday , faulted the call by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress , Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , for the Federal Government to revisit the privatisation of the power sector .

At the 11 th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Abuja last week , the former Lagos State governor urged the FG to revisit the privatisation of the sector , saying the country could not afford to be too legalistic about it .

Tinubu had said , “ The PDP administration shared our generation , distribution and transmission to their friends and cronies without very deep and thoughtful research and evaluation . It has now become pork chops .

“ This privatisation must be reviewed. Put experts together for a more constructive reform to improve generation , transmission and distribution at all costs.

We cannot afford to be too legalistic about this . ”

But the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan , in an interview with our correspondent said the Goodluck Jonathan government ensured due diligence in the privatisation of the sector.

He said , “ I do not know; maybe he is saying we should go for anarchy if it is not going to be based on legality .

I do not know what he wants because we are a people guided by law .
Nigerians have agreed to be guided by the norms of democracy and law is one of the ingredients of democratic governance. I do not know what they are preaching and what they are up .

“ There are laws guiding the exercise . I do not think any Nigerian will disregard the law guiding the exercise. Inasmuch as the nation deserves improvement in our power sector , whatever we must do must be guided by the law if we do not want to cause confusion and crisis. ”

He added , “If any Nigerian wants to revisit any portion of our law, there are processes. I think we should be guided by those processes and not necessarily making statements .

Whatever we want to do , we must follow the law and be guided by the law.

“ I believe that the ( Goodluck Jonathan) government did due diligence and I believe that the government carried out its activities in the best interest of the nation . ”

Ologbondiyan accused the Muhammadu Buhari government of failing in his promises to deliver good governance and improve living standard of the people .

He said , “The administration we had in the last four years did not make any improvement in the lives of Nigerians , whether they want to accept it or not; that is the absolute truth and that is the feelings of Nigerians. And that is what Nigerians hold on to .

“ They have failed to make any improvement in any part of our lives . It is an indictment .

That is why I am saying that they have failed in every way of our national lives and the power sector has not improved. ”

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