Oshiomhole kicked against fuel subsidy removal under Obasanjo – Atiku says

Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar has accused the former Governor of Edo state and chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomole frustrating the effort of the Obasanjo-led administration when they wanted to remove fuel subsidy. 

The former Presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party revealed this in tweets he shared on Saturday night. He recalled being the one assigned to negotiate with the NLC chairman, a meeting that ended up being unsuccessful. 

Atiku tweeted; 

“The Obasanjo government in which I served commenced a phased subsidy withdrawal. I was tasked with negotiating with then NLC Chairman and current APC Chairman who stood strongly against it. 

“Nonetheless, we achieved two phases of subsidy removal of fuel and complete withdrawal of subsidy of diesel before we left office. -AA

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