Don’t allow PDP deceive you, they sold fuel N600 per litre in 2013 – Presidency tells Nigerians

Share This

Don’t allow PDP deceive you, they sold fuel N600 per litre in 2013 – Presidency tells Nigerians

 

The presidency has told Nigerians not to be deceived by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s stance over the new petrol price.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, made the comment via a social media post on Tuesday night, September 8.

“Don’t allow the PDP to deceive you. Amidst acute shortages, they sold petrol at N600 per litre on Easter Sunday in 2013,” Shehu tweeted with a photo of a national daily to buttress his position.

The PDP, Nigeria’s biggest opposition party has been very vocal about the increase in the pump price of fuel by the Buhari-led administration.

“Our party stands with Nigerians in insisting that there is no way our compatriots can survive a N162 per litre fuel price and a N66 per kw/h of electricity in a country which, in the last five years, ranked as poverty capital of the world,” the PDP said in a statement earlier in the day.

With a frightening 23 per cent unemployment rate; where over 90 million citizens live in abject poverty, many Nigerians are currently living on less than N500 a day according to globally-recognised statistics.

After more than five years in office, the Buhari administration continues to blame past administrations for its own failures.

Last week, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) blamed the PDP and its past governments for the current petrol price increase in the country.

The ruling party was reacting to the PDP’s statement where the opposition party criticised the Buhari administration for increasing the petrol price per litre and the electricity tariff in the country.

The APC said successive PDP governments had foisted on the country a corruption-tainted fuel subsidy regime, which is now affecting the present government.

“We call on the PDP to surprise itself and indeed Nigerians by cajoling its cronies who ran the subsidy rackets — many of them in hiding abroad — to return our stolen commonwealth in their possession,” Yekini Nabena, APC acting spokesman said in a statement.

Related  Why Shoprite Is Deciding An Exit From Nigeria After 15years.

On his part, the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, September 7 said the angry reactions that have greeted the latest prices of petrol are “unnecessary and totally mischievous.”

“The government can no longer afford fuel subsidy, as revenues and foreign exchange earnings have fallen by almost 60%, due to the downturn in the fortunes of the oil sector. Yet, the government has had to sustain expenditures, especially on salaries and capital projects,” Alhaji Mohammed informed journalists at the briefing.

Related posts:

#EndSARS: We Won’t Allow Reckless Use Of Social Media – Lai Mohammed
Minister of Inf...
#EndSARS: Police withdraws suit seeking to stop the judicial panels of inquiry
EndSARS: Police...
Trump withdraws 700 troups from Somalia, replaces them with Erik Prince mercenaries, and isn't allow...
President Donal...
EndSARS: Youth protest woke nation from lethargy ― Aregbesola
Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji...
Maina Extradited To Nigeria After Arrest In Niger Republic (Video, Pics)
Maina Extradite...
Lagos Plans To Dissolve Okada And Keke Business With The Arrival Of New Mini Buses.
Governor Baba Jide ...
'President Buhari has agreed to address house of representatives members' Gbajabiamila Disclosed
'President Buha...
Nigerian Air Force takes delivery of new attack helicopter
The Nigerian Air Fo...
Rochas Okorocha Asked President Buhari To Fire His Cabinet
Rochas Okorocha (le...
Buhari To Face Reps Over Borno Massacre
Buhari To Face Reps...
EFCC operatives rearrest Maina in Niger Republic after he jumped bail
Embattled ex-ch...
Nigerian Army Releases List Of Shortlisted Candidates For Screening
Nigerian Army Relea...
President Buhari React To Fresh Boko Haram Attack
President Moham...
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to name the first members of his Cabinet on Tuesday
U.S. President-elec...
Lekki Genocide: CNN Replies Lai Mohammed Over Lekki Shooting.
Lekki Genocide: CNN...
Police Launch Cybercrime Reporting Portal For Online Complaints Against Fraudsters
Police Launch Cyber...
Social Political Activist, Aisha Yusuf Receives Award For Her Position In The Community Human Right ...
Aisha Yusuf, always...
ASUU Sends Message To Student And Parents 'Don’t expect suspension of strike soon'
ASUU Sends Message ...
#LekkiGenocide: CNN Confirms #EndSARS Lekki Massacre Was Not A Fake News
LekkiGenocide: CNN ...

Share This

One thought on “Don’t allow PDP deceive you, they sold fuel N600 per litre in 2013 – Presidency tells Nigerians

Comment Here