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Call For Resignation: Tinubu is Going No Where, FG Replies PDP Govs

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Following call for resignation of president Tinubu by the People Democratic Party, PDP governors over the current hardship facing the country, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has replied that the president is going nowhere until the economy is fixed. The minister stated this through a statement signed by his Media Special Assistant, Rabiu Ibrahim, while reacting to the main opposition governors who called on the president to resign because of the hardship facing the citizen.

According to Idriss, the opposition governors were being insensitive by their call, saying elections are over and it is time for all to put heads together and support the administration instead of throwing tantrums and instigating
Nigerians against the government. 

He described the action of the PDP and its governors as seeking, through the back door of intimidation, what they have consistently failed to achieve by democratic means, since 2015. 

The statement partly reads; “Those who could not bring transformational change when they had a lengthy chance to, should not seek to interrupt or distract those who are busy at work on the presidential vision that Nigerians elected them to implement. 

“The administration of President Bola Tinubu has also, since inception, generously extended financial support to all the state governments, regardless of partisan affiliations. In addition, the removal of the petrol subsidy-which, incidentally, was one of the main planks of the PDP presidential campaign-has swelled the revenues of all states, including the PDP states. To whom more has been given, more is therefore expected,” Idris stated. 

According to the minister, president Tinubu and his administration recognise the unfinished business of revamping the national economy which was kick-started by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, through programmes focused on large-scale infrastructure, social welfare, prioritizing the equipping and welfare of the military and security agencies, and reclaiming Nigeria’s strategic place in the comity of nations. 

He reminded the opposition that Boko Haram and its affiliates, on the dominance during year 2014/2015 which the opposition while in power failed to tame, had since been decimated by the All Progressive congress, APC and similar bold gains are now being made with bandits and other criminals. 

The minister added that it was the APC administration that cleared several liabilities left behind by the PDP government, such as subsidy claims by oil marketers, Paris Club refunds, unpaid pensions, gratuities and salary arrears owed various categories of pensioners from liquidated and existing state-owned enterprises and instead of applauding the APC, the opposition are confused. 

Oil sector reforms that the PDP touted for years but could not deliver is another area that the ruling part was able to face squarely and have since been addressed – such as passage of the PIB, new refineries, as well as the revamp of existing ones, amongst others – were the very real and continuing legacies of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Idris added.