President Bola Tinubu has asked Nigerians to vote out governors who are not performing up to expectation.
Tinubu said this while responding to a request from some Islamic scholars who urged the Federal Government to monitor the distribution of palliatives given to states to cushion the effects of removal of fuel subsidy.
Responding to the appeal, Tinubu said he can’t give order to the states as they are closer to the people. He also said Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) would get more palliatives.
“The people reside in the states. Even if I set up a panel, I will have to go through the governors and the local governments. We will continue to talk to the governors. Nigerians must hold them accountable.
“It’s unheard of that in a constitutional democracy; a president will sit here and give orders to states. I can only appeal to them to implement. The people reside in the states, and if the governor is not doing well, the people must vote them out.”