Ben Murray Bruce, representative of Bayelsa east senatorial district at the national assembly, wants President Muhammadu Buhari to put the past behind him and face the task of governance.
Buhari has continued to lament the current state of the economy, accusing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of running the economy aground.
“The government is broke; there is no money. This country was materially and morally vandalised,” he told journalists at a press conference in New Delhi, India.
But the lawmaker disagrees with the president, saying he must take responsibility and devise strategies geared towards transforming the country.
“You can only blame your predecessor for your problems for so long. After six months, so long becomes too long!” he wrote on Twitter.
“Six months is one-eighth of a four-year tenure. If you are still blaming your predecessor after six months, when are you going to ever deliver the goods?
“Blaming others is a sign of helplessness. A numero uno should not blame. He must take responsibility for leading us out of troubled waters.”
Saying he is not bothered by those who would criticise him for challenging Buhari, Bruce said those who love the president will tell him the “truth”.
“Those who advise Buhari to make hay while the sun shines are his friends. It is unwise to make blame while the sun shines,” he said.
“Go ahead and attack me, I don’t mind. I am not the president or a governor. I’m just a Nigerian who loves Buhari enough to tell him the truth! “Those who insult and call us enemies for advising the president and governors to focus on delivering results instead of blaming don’t love Nigeria.”