– It asked the president to allow competent hands to manage the petroleum sector and bring an end to fuel crisis in the country
– The party alleged that the petroleum sector has been delivered to an APC cabal.
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday, February 11 called on President Muhammadu Buhari to quit as the minister of petroleum resources and allow competent hands to manage its affairs and solve the current fuel crisis.
PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement in Abuja described as unpardonable, the failure of the Buhari-led administration to resolve its inflicted unabated fuel crisis, which has brought untold hardship to Nigerians, Nigerian Tribune reports.
City News gathered that the statement said that President Buhari being the minister of petroleum, must directly accept responsibility for the manifest failure in the oil sector, even as his government should be held responsible for the exacerbated economic and security situation in the country under its watch.
The statement read: “It is an appalling height of insensitivity that the president, as the minister of petroleum resources, has failed to take any decisive steps to arrest the situation, which has remained unabated since the last Yuletide.
“Rather, the sector has been delivered to an APC cabal, whose mission, particularly, the desperate re-election bid, largely account for the biting fuel situation and the economic misery Nigerians suffer today.
“It is instructive to state that the Presidency has refused to offer any explanation on the allegations linking the fuel crisis to the exposed siphoning of billions of naira through shady oil subsidy deals and the illegal lifting of crude oil worth trillions of naira, ostensibly to service APC interests ahead of the 2019 general elections.
“The point is that owing to the ineptitude of the Buhari presidency and the desperation to remain in power, millions of Nigerians are languishing.
“As we speak, the economy has further dipped in the last two months of this harrowing fuel situation; more businesses have folded up, prices of essential goods are skyrocketing and families are, more than ever before, under the intense pressure of meeting economic demands.
“Currently, marauders have chased farmers away from farmlands while Buhari presidency continues to wax lip sermons on serious issues of insecurity.”
The PDP called on President Buhari to “quit this all-important ministry of petroleum resources and allow competent hands to save our people from the anguish and pains they have been subjected to in the last few months”.
Credit : Naij