28 March 2016, Lagos – A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Olusegun Osinkolu, has praised the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , for cautioning the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, on how to address Nigerians on the issue of fuel scarcity.
He said the statement made by Tinubu was in the best interest of Nigerians and the APC-led government and should not be mischievously misinterpreted to mean existence of crack within the ruling party.
Speaking in Ayede Ekiti on Sunday while addressing his supporters, Osinkolu dispelled the insinuation making the rounds that Kachikwu is not competent to handle the ministry . He was reacting to a statement credited to the National Leader, where he was quoted to have lambasted the minister for saying that he has no magic to perform over the present oil scarcity pummeling the country.
Supporting Tinubu’s vituperation against Kachikwu, Osinkolu said Nigerians who are at the receiving end of the hard-biting scarcity expected proactive action from government in line with the change agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and that Kachikwu’s response was not the best way to assuage Nigerians’ feelings.
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