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PDP Governors Ask Buhari To Resign As Petroleum Minister

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from his position as Minister of Petroleum Resources, owing to what they termed ‘woeful failings’ in the ministry.

The party also called for the immediate sack of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, for “misleading Nigerians and concealing critical information at the onset of this ‘APC Toxic Fuel ImportGate’ saga”.

This was contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon. Debo Ologunagba on Wednesday.

“The PDP, therefore, calls for the immediate sack of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva for misleading Nigerians and concealing critical information at the onset of this “APC Toxic Fuel ImportGate” saga, having refused and failed as a public official with duty to Nigerians when he said on national TV that he cannot name persons involved in the fraud.

“The PDP also demands that, having woefully failed, President Buhari should hands-off responsibilities as Minister of Petroleum Resources and allow competent professionals to man the ministry in order to restore sanity in the system.

“This is because the headship of the Petroleum Ministry as presently constituted is peopled with persons with no relevant education, experience and expertise to manage this critical sector that accounts for over 90 percent of the revenue of the nation,” the statement read in part.

This comes amidst the current fuel scarcity in the country, brought on by the sale of ‘adulterated fuel’ in some stations.

Written by: Ayomide Ayodele

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