The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described a cruel climb in fuel cost to N151 per liter on Wednesday by the legislature of President Muhammadu Buhari.
It additionally moved against the climb in power duty to N66 per kwh, saying that the move was cruel, insensitive and discipline for Nigeria.
The gathering, in an announcement gave by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, requested a prompt inversion of the costs to turn away a public emergency, as the expansion would bring about upsurge in increase of goods and services and worsen biting difficulty being looked by Nigerians, who were at that point ruined and overburdened by APC-forced significant expense of living over the most recent five years.
“Our party asserts that by increasing the price of fuel from the N87 per litre it sold under the PDP to an excruciating N151 while at the same time allowing the hike in electricity tariff from N30.23 per kwh to over N66, the APC has left no one in doubt that its agenda is to inflict pain and hardship on Nigerians to satisfy their selfish interests.
The PDP said it was distressing that the APC administration increased the cost of essential commodities at the time the leadership of other countries were offering palliatives to their citizens to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that it is instructive to add that the nation is doomed under the APC watch.
“We know that the APC is an unfeeling party but it is indeed shocking that it could go to the extent of approving such a hike at this trying time, when many Nigerians are struggling to afford staple foods and other necessities of life”.
“Our party challenges the APC and the Buhari administration to publish the parameters with which it arrived at the increase of fuel price to N151 per litre given that with the prevailing values in the international market, the appropriate price template for domestic pump price in Nigeria ought not to be above N100 per litre”.
“Our party further challenges the APC-led Federal Government to publish details of its sleazy and over-bloated oil subsidy regime, including the involvement of APC interests in the claimed under-recovery for unnamed West African countries, running into trillions of naira, while Nigerians are made to bear the burden of high fuel costs,” it said.