Ex-Lawmaker Back Calls For Kachikwu’s Resignation

Former member of the House of Representatives, Halims Agoda, yesterday accused Minister of State for Petroleum Ibe Kachikwu of sabotaging the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the petroleum sector and backed calls for his resignation.

In a statement in Abuja yesterday, Agoda said the minister’s recent remark of not being a “magician” to immediately end the queues at filling stations was not necessary. Agoda asked the minister to resign if he could not end the lingering fuel crisis.

The member representing Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo Federal Constituency of Ebonyi State in the House of Representatives, Linus Okorie, on his part, faulted the attack of the APC National leader Bola Tinubu on the minister.

“Tinubu mysteriously derailed from this ennobling track for no sensible reason than, probably, an urge to redeem some modicum of public respect and confidence for APC,” he said.

“The party has evidently lost more political capital through a consistent display of planlessness and crass incompetence than even its extreme opponents could have contemplated, a few short months ago.

“Tinubu did this by attempting a weak and non-contextual connection of PDP to the “undemocratic excesses” of a rapidly evolving “fascist regime” of APC.

“APC has a responsibility to deliver on its over 3,000 promises to Nigerians and would do well to keep its eye on the ball than this compulsive and overburdened recline into the past,” the lawmaker said.