The Labour Party presidential candidate in the February 25th election, Peter Obi, has opened up on what he feels about the removal of fuel subsidy. He said that he has always been in support of fuel subsidy because he sees it as organized crime. He however hinted that certain things needed to be put in place before removing it.
In a series of tweets he shared on his official Twitter handle, he said that right from the time of Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, he told them that he was in support of the removal of subsidy.
He added that right from when he was a member of Jonathan’s economic management team, he made it clear that fuel subsidy should be removed.
He said – “…I told them that I’ve actually been in support of the removal of subsidies right from the President Goodluck Jonathan era when I was a member of the Economic Management team.
“If you have followed me very well right from the time I was a member of Jonathan’s economic management team, I consistently maintained that subsidy should be removed because I see it as organized crime.”
In another tweet, he said – “Recall that even when Jonathan’s government wanted to remove it they came up with various relieving policies like Sure-P and others.”
It should be recalled during his campaigns, Obi had repeatedly made it clear that he would remove subsidy if he won the election.
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