Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State, Nyesom Wike, the former governor of Rivers State, and James Ibori, the former governor of Delta State, were present yesterday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja to endorse President Bola Tinubu’s call to end petroleum subsidies.
At around 4:20 on Friday afternoon, the group arrived to the State House.
Ibori and President Tinubu served as governors from 1999 to 2007, while Wike just resigned after eight years in government.
Wike and Makinde are PDP members and part of the G-5 group of governors that worked against Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential nominee, during the February 25 elections.
When asked why they were there, Makinde responded, “To let him know that he has started well and he has the support of the generality of the people.”
When asked if they talked about the subsidy problem, he responded, “Yes, we did. It’s a topic that the public is now debating most. We are aware that this is a difficult choice for the people, and he needs everyone’s help to carry it out.