Gov Fayose
Gov Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that President
Mohammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) were playing
Nigerians Advanced Fee Fraud over the removal of fuel subsidy and
increment of pump price from N86.50 to N145 per litre, describing the
increment as wickedness taken too far and asking; “was the federal
government paying up to N58.50 as subsidy on one litre of petrol
before now?”

Governor Fayose, who reiterated his call on Nigerians, especially the
labour movement to resist what he called “this wicked act of President
Buhari and his party”, added that; “those who opposed removal of fuel
subsidy in 2012 and funded the Occupy Nigeria protest must not be
allowed to get away with this imposition of hardship on Nigerians now
that they are in power.”

He said labour unions, civil society organisations and other
well-meaning Nigerians should stand up and be counted at this crucial
time in the life of the common people of Nigeria, adding that “there
is no justification for the increment at this period when government
is not paying salaries regularly, Nigerians are losing their jobs
daily, prices of foodstuffs have gone over the roof and life has
become so difficult for the common people. To labour Nigerians with
this increment is wickedness taken too far!”

In a statement issued on Thursday by his Special Assistant on Public
Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said; “In
2012 when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government of Dr Goodluck
Jonathan removed fuel subsidy and increased petrol price to N141 per
litre, crude oil was selling at $111 per barrel. How then can petrol
price be increased to N145 per litre when crude oil is now selling at
$40 per barrel?

“It is on record that on May 2 this year, the federal government, in
the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) Template
released in Abuja, told Nigerians that it was subsidising petrol at
N12.62 per litre.

“If as at May 2, petrol was being subsidised at N12.62 per litre, and
now that the subsidy of N12.62 has been removed, what ought to have
been added to the N86.50 pump price should be N12.62, which would have
increased pump price to N99.12 per litre.

“Increasing petrol pump price by N58.50 when the federal government
claimed it was subsidising the product at N12.62 per litre is clear
political 419, which is aimed at further impoverishing Nigerians as
the government will be making profit of N45.88 on each litre of petrol
bought by Nigerians.

“How can any government with human feelings attempt to make profit of
N45.88 per litre on Nigerians, who are no longer getting their
salaries regularly? How can Buhari and his party impose another N45.88
per litre levy on Nigerians who are already facing severe hardship?
This is wickedness!”

Speaking further, Governor Fayose said there was no justification for
the removal of subsidy and increment of petrol pump price to N145 per
litre now that crude oil price is $40 per barrel when the same product
was increased to N141 per litre in 2012 when crude oil was $111 per
barrel.

While describing President Buhari as a hypocrite, the governor said;
“Nigerians should be reminded that the president once said that petrol
subsidy never existed and that it was a fraud. How then can the same
President Buhari tell us that he has removed the same subsidy he
claimed never existed?

“The reality is that these people lied to Nigerians too much. They
made promises they knew they won’t fulfil just to get to power. Now
they are showing Nigerians their true colours. They are showing
Nigerians that they have come to punish them with hardship.

“Buhari and his APC promised to reduce petrol pump price to from N87
to N45 per litre; petrol is now N145. They promised to create three
million jobs per year; they have instead created millions of
unemployment. They said $1 will be equal to N1; $1 is now N320. They
promised to create better live for Nigerians, they have instead
created hardship by making prices of basic commodities to skyrocket
through their lack of policy direction.”


Ad:See How you can turn $500 into $10,000 Click HERE For Details.
SHARE
  • vic

    IT HAS NOW BEEN CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED THAT BUHARI IS ANTI-PEOPLE AND ANTI-POOR AND IS DEAD ON ARRIVAL. HE TURNED OUT TO BE A REAL DAURA WANKER.

    SADLY, I SUPPORTED HIM AND VOTED FOR HIM. BUHARI HAS NOW PROVEN THAT HE IS A COLD-BLOODED BEAST WITH NO FEELINGS FOR THE POOR PEOPLE OF NIGERIA.

    HE WILL ALSO DEFINITELY LOOT THE 2016 BUDGET JUST AS JONATHAN DID.