Subsidy Removal: Tinubu, Soyinka, Bakare, Others Owe Jonathan Unreserved Apology — Ijaw Group

fuel subsidyThe Concerned Ijaw Transformation Ambassadors (CITA) has demanded an unreserved apology from national leader of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to former President Goodluck Jonathan for Tinubu’s strong opposition to the announcement of fuel subsidy removal by the immediate past administration on January 1, 2012.
Also to tender their apologies to the former president are Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; Pastor Tunde Bakare, Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon, APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the leadership and members of the Save Nigeria Group, SNG, for their outbursts when Mr. Jonathan removed subsidy in 2012.
Recall that the aforementioned were among prominent Nigerians who took part in protests against the removal of subsidy by the Jonathan administration.
CITA, in a statement on Monday by its president, Amb. Arerebo Salaco Yerinmene Peters and Spokesman, Comrade Obiri Wenebokefe Jonathan, said that these professed patriots incited and led Nigerians to protest against the removal of subsidy over four years ago but today, are singing a different tune when a similar policy was announced by the APC-led federal government.
“They blatantly criticised this policy of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as a sheer scam targeted at unleashing untold hardship to the average Nigerian and sponsored protests and demonstrations which even led to the death of some Nigerians.
“We are berserkly puzzled that these same persons who feigned patriotism and advocacy for social justice turned a new leaf and now pioneer and celebrate the removal of fuel subsidy under President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Have they become proponents of a new school of thought? Was their disenchantment with the removal of fuel subsidy under Dr. Goodluck Jonathan triggered by sentiments of ethnic and political differences? “Was the Save Nigeria Group a sheep covering veiling a calculated synergy to make Nigeria ungovernable for Dr. Goodluck Jonathan?
“It is crystal clear that the emotions of a great chunk of naïve and gullible Nigerians were incited and their passions ignited to fight against the success of the Nigerian Federal Government under a peace loving and law abiding democratic President tagging it as being anti-people.
“On behalf of the foregoing, we direct the Save Nigeria Group and its leaders and members to tender an unreserved apology to Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan”.

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  1. They have suddenly become deaf and dumb. Hypocrites and tribal warlords. Woke Soyinka, el Rufai and Pst Tunde Bakare speak up!


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