By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The South-East Zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it did see any rationale for asking the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, to resign his job.

In a statement issued by spokesman for the, South East Zone APC , Mr Osita Okechukwu, the zone said Kachukwu has recorded major achievements within his short spell at the position.

“Whereas, our national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is not only politically correct but has the constitutional rights to condemn the awkward joke made by the Hon Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, over the national embarrassment caused our great country by the ugly fuel supply chain logjam; however, the

“Those who call for his resignation should not forget the transparent, frugal and prudent manner in which Kachikwu and co deployed in the petroleum product importation and fuel supply chain; a policy which has saved our dear country over N500 billion for the country.

“May we also remind those who call for his resignation, how the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) turned the petroleum product importation and fuel supply chain into a slush fund, recklessly increased the cost geometrically from N634 billion in 2010 to N1.6 trillion in 2012. In 2013, N888 billion was officially budgeted with a supplementary budget of N232 billion in the same year, making an average N1 trillion per annum.
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