Lagos – A socio-political analyst has accused
the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, of hypocrisy after
the party demanded the resignation of Minister of State for Petroleum
Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, following comments he made in the wake of the fuel
The junior minister has been quoted as saying “he did not
receive training as a magician and that the fuel crisis could last for up to a
period of another two months.”
“In saying this, Kachikwu, it seemed, was trying to make
Nigerians understand the efforts being put in by him and his team to bring the
crisis to an end but that it was going to take some time to achieve and that
Nigerians should brace up to the challenge until a permanent solution is found
to the crisis,” Jude Ndukwe, the analyst said.
He noted Kachikwu’s comments had angered senior APC
officials, among them Tinubu.
“But desperate politicians like Tinubu obviously read a
deeper meaning into it than the rest of us.
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“Looking for a cannon fodder with which he would relaunch
himself into national reckoning, he picked on Kachikwu’s statement and made a
mince meat of it.”
He queried why Tinubu had not reprimanded other officials,
including President Muhammadu Buhari, for controversial statements.
“What has Kachikwu said that Buhari has not said worse
things to the citizens? When Buhari says Nigerians should prepare for tough
times ahead, people like Tinubu hail him and say he is being brutally honest
but when technocrats in the midst of a wolfish political class say the same
thing, pretentious godfathers say they are being flippant.”
Ndukwe pointed out Information Minister, Lai Mohammed had
said “worse things” repeatedly.
“Rotimi Amaechi (then Rivers governor) committed treason
when, in the run up to the last presidential election, he said the APC would
form a parallel government.”
Ndukwe alleged Edo Governor Adams Oshiomhole once told an
indigene of Edo State that she should “go and die” for all he cared.
He added Femi Adeshina, one of president Buhari’s
spokespersons said those complaining about the power shortages must stop
blaming Buhari but “go out there and fight installation vandals by themselves.”
“Where was Tinubu all this while when these “progressives”
kept churning out gibberish against the Nigerian state and people instead of
apologizing and seeking their understanding on matters of national importance?”
“The fact is that Tinubu’s demand of Kachikwu to apologise
to Nigerians is far-fetched. Such a call is alien to the ruling party.”
- CAJ News