In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 03rd, September, 2020

PDP Condemns N151 Gas Value And Hike In Electrical energy Tariff; Says APC Is Punishing Nigerians

PDP Condemns N151 Fuel Price And Hike In Electricity Tariff; Says APC Is Punishing Nigerians


PDP Condemns N151 Gas Value And Hike In Electrical energy Tariff; Says APC Is Punishing Nigerians

Following the recent improve within the worth of gas to N151 per liter and electrical energy tariff to N66 per kwh underneath the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its authorities, The Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) has rejected it, describing similar to ”callous, merciless, and punishing.”

In an announcement launched by its Nationwide spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the social gathering demanded a direct reversal of the costs to avert a nationwide disaster. Based on the social gathering, the rise will end in an upsurge within the prices of products and providers and worsen the biting hardship being confronted by Nigerians, who’re already ”impoverished and overburdened by APC-imposed excessive value of dwelling within the final 5 years.”

The assertion partly reads;

“Our social gathering asserts that by growing the worth of gas from the N87 per litre it bought underneath the PDP to an excruciating N151 whereas on the similar time permitting the hike in electrical energy tariff from N30.23 per kwh to over N66, the APC has left nobody unsure that its agenda is to inflict ache and hardship on Nigerians to fulfill their egocentric pursuits.

The unjustifiable improve within the worth of those important provides, coming barely per week after the APC overtly posted a assist for gas worth hike, whereas making an attempt to rationalize the excruciating hardship being suffered by Nigerians underneath the Buhari administration, has additional confirmed that the APC is on the heart of the cruel insurance policies of the Buhari Presidency.

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It’s distressing that the APC administration elevated the price of important commodities on the time the management of different international locations are providing palliatives to their residents to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s instructive so as to add that our nation is doomed underneath the APC watch.

We all know that the APC is an unfeeling social gathering however it’s certainly surprising that it might go to the extent of approving such a hike at this making an attempt time, when many Nigerians are struggling to afford staple meals and different requirements of life.

Our social gathering challenges the APC and the Buhari administration to publish the parameters with which it arrived on the improve of gas worth to N151 per liter provided that with the prevailing values within the worldwide market, the suitable worth template for home pump worth in Nigeria ought to not be above N100 per liter.

Our social gathering additional challenges the APC-led Federal Authorities to publish particulars of its sleazy and over-bloated oil subsidy regime, together with the involvement of APC pursuits within the claimed under-recovery for unnamed West African international locations, operating into trillions of naira, whereas Nigerians are made to bear the burden of excessive gas prices.

Furthermore, the APC and its authorities have failed to permit an open investigation into allegations of gas worth overcharge in addition to the fraudulent subsidy regime by means of which over N14 trillion had allegedly been frittered by unscrupulous people within the APC.

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Our concern is that the APC is pushing Nigerians to the wall with its obnoxious and anti-people proclivities and we warning that no one ought to misread the peaceable and law-abiding nature of Nigerians as an indication of weak point.

Our social gathering due to this fact restates our name on the Nationwide Meeting to avoid wasting the nation by calling the APC and its administration to order earlier than they plunge our nation into chaos”.


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