11 years after, Fayemi admits fuel subsidy protest under Jonathan was ‘mere politics’

The former Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, said on Tuesday the January 2012 protest against the removal of fuel subsidy by former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration had a political undertone.

Fayemi stated this in a keynote address at a national dialogue organised to mark the 60th birthday of the founding national secretary of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Udenta Udenta, in Abuja.

The Civil Society Organsations (CSOs) and opposition figures came together to organise a mass protest tagged: “Occupy Nigeria” across the country following the former president’s announcement on the removal of the fuel subsidy in his January 1, 2012 national broadcast.