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Tinubu won’t resign over worsening hardship – Information Minister

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris has dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party’s call for the resignation of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the current economic hardship.

The PDP Governors Forum had urged the president to resign if he cannot provide sustainable solutions to the country’s problems.

According to a statement; “Hardship and suffering being faced by Nigerians have no tribal, religious or party colouration. A hungry man is an angry man.

“While all tiers of government have a role to play, the APC led Federal Government has a disproportionate role to play in mobilising Nigerians and all organs and tiers of government for sustainable solutions. If it can not do so or is unable to do so, it should graciously throw in the towel”.

But in a response on Sunday, through the minister’s Special Assistant on Media, Rabiu Ibrahim, Idris said Tinubu won’t resign, rather the opposition governors should focus on doing the work they were elected for.

The statement reads; “The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, notes the statement by the PDP Governors Forum, directing a call for resignation at President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR.

“The call is 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.

“It is our considered view that the PDP and its Governors should not be seeking, through the back door of intimidation, what they have consistently failed to achieve by democratic means, since 2015.

“Those who could not bring transformational change when they had a lengthy chance to, should not seek to interrupt or distract those who are busy at work on the presidential vision that Nigerians elected them to implement”.

The minister noted that the administration of President Bola Tinubu had, since inception, generously extended financial support to all the State Governments, regardless of partisan affiliation.

“In addition, the removal of the petrol subsidy — which, incidentally, was one of the main planks of the PDP presidential campaign — has swelled the revenues of all States, including the PDP States. To whom more has been given, more is therefore expected,” he said.