#TinubuMustGo: Nigerians Launch Protest Amid Economic Crises, Inflation

As the economic situation worsens in Nigeria, a wave of frustration and regret is sweeping across the country.

Many citizens have taken to the social media platform X to voice their dissatisfaction under the hashtag #TinubuMustGo, criticizing President Bola Tinubu’s administration for its economic policies and perceived mismanagement.

Sahara Reporters highlighted comments from Adetokunbo Pearse, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Presidential Campaign Council. During a recent appearance on Channels TV, Pearse criticized the President’s handling of the economy, particularly focusing on the contentious removal of the petrol subsidy. He suggested that a more careful approach should have been taken, including a thorough examination of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and its Managing Director, Mele Kyari, regarding the fluctuating costs of petrol.

The public outcry is palpable on social media, with users openly regretting their votes for Tinubu in the 2023 general elections. Comments range from satirical to outright angry, with one user, Fast Naija Update, lampooning those who supported Tinubu only to criticize him now. Another user, Royal Spotlight, posted about the government’s alleged lavish expenditures on luxuries while imposing heavy taxes on it’s citizens.

The situation has stirred significant commentary about the socio-economic future of Nigeria under Tinubu’s leadership, with many calling for accountability and change. As the country grapples with these issues, the voices of discontent grow louder, encapsulated by the trending #TinubuMustGo.


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