Wike Defends President Tinubu On Subsidy, Says Moving Nigeria Forward Requires Tough Decisions

Former governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike defended President Bola Tinubu's decision to remove the subsidy, claiming it is difficult to run a nation the size of Nigeria.


This was said by him during a quick Q&A with state house reporters on Friday.


Wike, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, and former Delta State Governor James Ibori met with the president at Aso Rock on Friday, according to a report from Daily Trust.


When asked about the purpose of the trip, Wike responded,“There’s no big deal about it, the governor of Oyo has told you what we came to do; to give him support. We are supporting all the decisions he’s taking, it shows that he’s prepared for the job and there’s nothing bad about that. It requires tough decisions for a country to move forward.”


When asked if he intended to dump from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), he responded, "Don't say that."


Makinde had earlier claimed that they had gone to see the president to inform him that things were going well and that most people were behind him.


When asked if they talked about the subsidy problem, the governor of Oyo State responded, “Yes, 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.”


Key members of the G-5, which was proposed at the height of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) turmoil in the run-up to the 2023 elections, include Makinde and Wike.


The two assisted President Tinubu in winning the election on February 25, 2023.


When visiting Rivers last month at Wike's request, Tinubu warmly praised the departing Rivers governor.




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