Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon recently used this word to describe president Tinubu’s statement on fuel Subsidy removal.


Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon has adored the new president of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu on standing on his feet over the removal of the Subsidy by the previous government.

On May 29th of 2023, president Tinubu was inaugurated as the president of the federal republic of Nigeria. During his inauguration president Tinubu announced that the previous government did not make provisions for petrol Subsidy for the month of June till December this year, he also said that the Subsidy regime is gone for good.

During an interview with vanguard newspaper, Hon. Obahiagbon reacted to the fuel Subsidy removal. He said

I’m maniacally bewildered that the righteous position of Mr president on Subsidy has generated some verbal animadversion from some censorious analysts. What did the president say that was new? Mr president only gave a presidential obiter dictum to what was already a self-fulfilling reality. It just goes to demonstrate the fact that we are our problems in this country. (Most people knew that the Subsidy could be removed, so Mr president did the obvious)

He was also asked to react on comments by some Nigerians who reacted on the removal of the Subsidy. He speech created chaos and panic. Hon. Patrick said

“it verges on hair-splitting and sciamachy for critiques to go to town calumniating Mr president as being culpable for the pandemonium that greeted his statement when he said at the presidential inauguration that the regime on Subsidy has come to an end. He was only echoing a legal reality that the Buhari government has enthroned. Has there not been regular chaos in this aspect of our lives before Mr president’s statement? There was no basis for the chaos following his speech since this was a situation the nation was well aware of. Let us blame our mephistophelian profiteers, philistine carpet beggers and prebendal homo-sapiens. What we need right now is an audacious leader capable of providing himself as a political minesweeper and taking the big decisions. So from that point of view, Mr president’s asseveration on the Subsidy indaba was supercalifagilisticexpialidocious.”

( what he might say is that president Tinubu’s decision on the Subsidy is great but we should blame profiteers for the initial panic)

In your opinion what do you think Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon recently said?


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