A group which goes by the name: Concerned Ijaw Transformation Ambassadors, CITA, has called on the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu and the national chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun to tender an unreserved apology to former President, Goodluck Jonathan for opposing the removal of fuel subsidy on the 1st of January, 2012.
Making this demand in a press statement signed by its President, Arerebo Salaco Yerinmene Peters and Spokesman, Obiri Wenebokefe Jonathan, CITA also asked Professor Wole Soyinka, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon, the leadership and members of the Save Nigeria Group to join in issuing the apology.
It averred that the professed patriots incited and led Nigerians to protest against the removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol, adding that, “They blatantly criticized this policy of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as a sheer scam targeted at unleashing untold hardship to the average Nigerian and sponsored protests and demonstrations which even led to the death of some Nigerians.”
The statement continued, “We are berserkly puzzled that these same persons who feigned patriotism and advocacy for social justice turned a new leaf and now pioneer and celebrate the removal of fuel subsidy under President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Have they become proponents of a new school of thought? Was their disenchantment with the removal of fuel subsidy under Dr. Goodluck Jonathan triggered by sentiments of ethnic and political differences? “Was the Save Nigeria Group a sheep covering veiling a calculated synergy to make Nigeria ungovernable for Dr. Goodluck Jonathan?
“It is crystal clear that the emotions of a great chunk of naïve and gullible Nigerians were incited and their passions ignited to fight against the success of the Nigerian Federal Government under a peace loving and law abiding democratic President tagging it as being anti-people.
“On behalf of the foregoing, we direct the Save Nigeria Group and its leaders and members to tender an unreserved apology to Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.”