December 23, 2017 – PDP Calls For Buhari’s Resignation Over Lingering Fuel Scarcity In Nigeria
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to find a quick solution to the lingering fuel scarcity in the country.
The opposition party said it is not enough for Buhari as Minister of Petroleum Resources, to sit in his comfort zone and heap all the blames of the fuel scarcity on petroleum marketers, while Nigerians continue to suffer untold hardship.
In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party said President Buhari should either rise up to his responsibility as Petroleum Minister or relinquish the position, so that a competent person will take over the portfolio.
Said the party:
“The unbearable fuel situation in the country is completely unacceptable. Mr. President must become up and doing. He should not allow anybody to push him to claim that the issue of fuel scarcity is not under the purview of the Minister of Petroleum Resources.
When he took office as President of Nigeria and also as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, he was aware that the buck stops at his table.
“Nigerians must not be made to suffer especially at this time of the year when we have the Yuletide and New Year festivities, which come with a lot of activities.
This is the same APC government that promised that it will make fuel available and affordable.
Today, under their deceitful and corrupt watch, fuel has not only become extremely scarce, the price has also risen from where the PDP left it at N86.50k per liter to as high as N300 per liter and above.
“The effect is that transport fares, running costs, prices of food, medicines and other basic needs have soared beyond the reach of Nigerians, who are now groaning heavily under the hardship of APC’s misrule.
But should Nigerians be subjected to this type of anguish and pain after supporting APC to win election in 2015? Does APC indeed deserve another support in 2019?”