The presidency has slammed the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP over its criticisms against the recent fuel price hike across the country.
The Senior Special Assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu noted that the PDP should keep quiet, adding that the party did worse during their Administration.
The PDP had while reacting to the increase in fuel price from N148 to between N158 and N162 per litre by petrol marketers said: “The Peoples Democratic Party totally rejects this attempt to hinge the increase in fuel price on pr
esumed removal of oil subsidy."
But Garba Shehu in a statement via his verified tweeter handle said that they sold petrol at N600 per litre on Easter Sunday in 2013 under President Goodluck Jonathan.
“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.”
He continued: “Don’t allow the PDP to deceive you. Amidst acute shortages, they sold petrol at N600 per litre on Easter Sunday in 2013."©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.