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You can’t gag Obaseki from speaking truth to power – Edo govt replies FG

You can’t gag Obaseki from speaking truth to power – Edo govt replies FG

The Edo State Government has expressed its displeasure with the response of the Federal Government to Governor Godwin Obaseki’s remark about President Bola Tinubu’s economic policy.

FLYING EZE reports that Obaseki had on Thursday, while addressing journalists in Benin, said that the removal of fuel subsidy and foreign exchange reforms of Tinubu’s administration has led to increased hardship for Nigerians.

The FG, reacting to Obaseki’s remark through the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, stated that Obaseki was trying to shift focus from his “poor performance” at the state level, noting that the governor has been absent from the National Economic Council, NEC, meetings under Tinubu’s administration.

In response to the FG in a statement on Sunday, the Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, said, “It is unfortunate and sad that the Federal Government now wants to gag citizens, and even a popularly elected governor from speaking truth to power, expressing himself in the light of the perilous times we have fallen into.”

“The claim that the governor failed to attend NEC meetings is blatantly false. The records are there to prove this fact.”

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