Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, former Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, and former Delta State Governor James Ibori were at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday to express their support for President Bola Tinubu’s decision to remove petroleum subsidies. The trio arrived at the State House at 4:20 p.m. on Friday.
From 1999 to 2007, Ibori and President Tinubu served as governors, while Wike recently resigned from office after eight years in office.
Wike and Makinde are PDP members and members of the G-5 governors that worked against their party’s presidential contender, Atiku Abubakar, in the February 25 elections.
When asked why they were at the Villa, Makinde responded, “To let him know that he has started well and that he has the support of the generality of the people.”
When asked if they discussed the subsidy issue, he replied, “Yes, we discussed it.” It is currently at the forefront of public debate. We understand that this is a difficult decision for the people, and he will need everyone’s help to see it through.”