Fuel Scarcity in Abuja
Fuel Scarcity in Abuja

AS the nation continues to grapple with the challenge of fuel scarcity across the country, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Wednesday said Nigerians should brace up for more hardship in the days ahead as the crisis will linger till 2016 and beyond under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh said the president and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, have clearly demonstrated that they lack what it takes to effectively manage the Nigerian economy.
“As regards the issue of fuel scarcity, it will still reoccur in 2016 and beyond because the APC doesn’t have what it takes to effectively manage the Nigerian economy. The facts are there for all Nigerians to see.
“The issues in the inconsistencies, incapacity and the incompetence of the federal government will still be there in the next one year and beyond. We are not in a hurry to tackle the APC government on their inability to fulfill all their electoral promises and the incompetence they are displaying in tackling the hardship that is facing Nigerians.”
Metuh also bemoaned what it called the tendency of the ruling party to transform Nigeria into a one-party state through clampdown on opposition party leaders and manipulations of democratic institutions in the country.
“Our primary concern right now is on the threat to democracy. Our concern is on how they are busy arresting people and constituting a clog in the wheel of the democratic institutions that we have in the country.
“We are worried that they want to enthrone a dictatorship of a one-party system. We are worried that they are using anti-corruption as a ploy to attack seasoned opposition leaders and weaken the opposition parties thereby making it impossible for any other political party to challenge them.
“We are worried that the government is using anti-corruption as a way of covering up its inadequacies and they are using dictatorship to take away the states that PDP have as well as denying us from getting justice,” he said.

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