Fayose Blasts Buhari for Petrol Price Increment, Says Action Insensitive


Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose on Wednesday blasted President Muhammadu Buhari for jacking up petrol pump price from N86.50 to N145, describing it as insensitive and a demonstration of the level of hatred the All Progressives Congress (APC) government has for Nigerians.

The governor, who said the over 70 per cent increment was another vindication of his predictions of what to expect in 2016, added that it was now clear that the scarcity of petrol being experienced in the last three months was deliberately orchestrated by the federal government to pave way for the already conceived increment.

According to his Special Assistant on Public Communications , Lere Olayinka, Fayose said: “Nigerians are now left at the mercy of political liars who took over power by deception and are governing by deceit.”

He said he was waiting for the reaction of those who took to the streets to protest when fuel subsidy was removed by the Dr Goodluck Jonathan administration in 2012, urging labour unions in the country to stand by their members always, not minding the political party in government.

He said: “When they were seeking for votes from Nigerians, they promised to reduce petrol pump price to from N87 to N45 per litre, they promised to create three million jobs per year, they said $1 will be equal to N1 and above all, they promised to pay unemployed youths N5,000 stipend and provide one meal a day to pupils nationwide.”