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Fuel Price Hike: Buhari’s Govt Anti-masses, Says Ogun PDP

Posted: May 13, 2016 at 5:13 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Folake Sokoya
The Ogun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the increase in price of Premium Motor Spirit from N86 to N145 per litre as announced by the Federal Government on Wednesday has once again demonstrated its hatred for the Nigerian masses and the downtrodden people of Nigeria.
In a statement signed by Mr. Malik Ibitoye, the Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, and made available to the media, PDP said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is anti-people and undemocratic.
“Just a few weeks to the celebration of its first anniversary in office, the Buhari-led government officially increased pump price of Premium Motor Spirit from N86 to N145 to the chagrin of millions of Nigeria.
“It must be noted that the APC-led government has constantly displayed its arbitrariness with the brazen manner it has been churning out anti-people policies one of which is this latest onslaught on the people,” the party said in the statement. 
The PDP in Ogun State said that the fuel price increment was arbitrary, anti-people, anti-democratic and retrogressive, adding that it must be condemned by all right thinking persons regardless of party affiliation.
The party said: “It is unthinkable that Buhari’s government would ever think of foisting increase in fuel pump price on Nigerians, who have been made to go through months of fuel scarcity and hyper-inflation in the last couple of months.”
The Ogun State PDP said that it was not surprised “by what is being revealed daily by the government that promised to change the life of the people for the better; it only confirms what we said repeatedly before, during and after the last general elections in the country.”