FG Responds To Call for Tinubu's Resignation Over Hardship, Details Surface

FG Responds To Call for Tinubu's Resignation Over Hardship, Details Surface

  • The federal government has told the governors elected on the platform of the opposition PDP not to distract the administration of President Bola Tinubu
  • The PDP governors had called on Tinubu to resign in the face of the current excruciating economic challenges facing the country
  • The FG spoke through the minister of information and national orientation, Mohammed Idris, in a statement released on Sunday, February 18

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering politics and governance.

FCT, Abuja - The minister of information and national orientation, Mohammed Idris, has given reasons President Bola Tinubu will not resign despite the economic hardship facing Nigeria.

The minister, who was reacting to the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors on Tinubu to quit if he cannot proffer solutions to the economic hardship in the country, asked the PDP to do the job they were elected to do.

Read also

Economic hardship: Buhari's minister backs Sultan of Sokoto, Tells Tinubu what to do

Tinubu/Tinubu news/Latest about Bola Tinubu/hardship in Nigeria
President Bola Tinubu under fire to fix Nigeria's economic challenges. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Facebook

FG to PDP govs: Do your work

In a statement on Sunday, February 18 by Rabiu Ibrahim, his special assistant on media, Idris described the call for Tinubu to resign as nothing but an attempt at distraction by "people who should instead be busy supporting the President’s efforts at bringing economic relief to the Nigerian people".

The minister's statement partly reads:

“President Tinubu is not and will never be overwhelmed by the current challenges the country is facing. He will not abdicate his responsibilities. He will courageously continue to wrestle with the challenges and surmount them, laying a durable foundation for the new Nigeria that is emerging.
“He has also never shied away from acknowledging the pain of ongoing reforms, and has seized every opportunity to assure Nigerians that inside the pain of the reforms lie the seeds of lasting prosperity and national development.

Read also

“N1,700/$”: Atiku attacks Tinubu’s Forex policies, offers Solution as naira crashes

“To the PDP governors, let us reiterate: This is not the time for distraction. It is time instead for the rolling up of sleeves, to support and complement the hard work of the President and his administration."

Read more about economic hardship in Nigeria

Hardship: Activist asks Tinubu to resign

In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that Toyin Raheem, the chairman of a non-governmental organisation, Coalition Against Corruption and Bad Governance, asked Tinubu to resign.

Raheem said the Tinubu administration, though nine months old, has “failed”.

He specifically expressed displeasure with the kidnapping epidemic in the country, saying abductors now dare to storm homes and carry out attacks.

Source: Legit.ng

Online view pixel