President Bola Tinubu’s call for the elimination of fuel subsidies has received the backing of three PDP members.
Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State, Nyesom Wike, the former governor of Rivers State, and James Ibori, the former governor of Delta State, all informed the president of this when they paid him a visit on Friday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Makinde explained why the group had gathered at the president’s villa: “To let him know that he has started well and that the majority of the people support him.”
On the subsidy issue, Makinde said, “We discussed it. It’s something that is on top of public discussion right now. We know it’s a tough decision for the people and he needs the support of everybody to see this through.”
Recall that between 1999 and 2007, PDP leaders Ibori and Tinubu served as governors under various political platforms, while Wike and Makinde are PDP dissident G5 governors who fought the party’s presidential nominee Atiku Abubakar in the February elections.