Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Akwa Ibom State has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has failed Nigerians by making life unbearable for the people.
A statement from its publicity secretary, Mr Ini Ememobong, obtained by Nigerian Pilot in Uyo yesterday, said this was evident by the widespread resentment and anger from Nigerians that greeted the announcement of the removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit by the federal government.
“The immediate pains and hardship caused by this singular action of the APC-led federal government is manifestly obvious.
“As a party that was blackmailed out of government at the centre, we deeply sympathise with the APC-led federal government over their clear inability to ensure a constant supply and free flow of petroleum products (even for two straight weeks) all over the country, since the inception of their administration.
“It is evident that this administration holds undisputed record of superintending over the longest fuel subsidy in the history of our country. This is clearly in opposition to their promise to Nigeria which
included reduction of the price of PMS to N45 per litre, constant supply of petroleum products to every part of the country,” it said.
The party reminded the APC that their victory in the polls which they claimed was formed by the promises they made to Nigerians would not be complete until they fulfil their campaign promises of redeeming Nigerians from hardship.
“This is one failure too many, a change Nigerians never
expected and bargained for. We will like to remind the APC-led federal government that the promises they made during their campaigns formed the terms of an offer to which Nigerians accepted and those who were gullible enough, furnished the consideration with their votes, thereby satisfying the basic requirements for a binding contract,” it said.
It therefore called on the federal government to make good her promises to Nigerians by reducing the price of petrol and making same available all year round to the citizens, and to ensure full deregulation of the sector, adding that the current deregulation status of the sector remained ineffective.
“Deregulation means the removal of regulation, allowing the price to be determined strictly by the forces of demand and supply.
“We are totally confused when government announced the deregulation but further pegged a price for the product. It is totally antithetical for the government to attempt to enforce both deregulation and price control simultaneously,” it added.

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