The Labour Party (LP) on Tuesday faulted the President, Bola Tinubu for not making due consultations and putting plans in place before announcing the outright removal of fuel subsidy.
Spokesperson for the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Yunusa Tanko who was reacting to the long queues that has resurfaced across the country following Tinubu’s statement that fuel subsidy is gone told worldviewafrica that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) doesn’t care about the suffering of Nigerians.
According to him, “It is typical of the APC government. They only make statements without making adequate preparations and do not care about the repercussions of the pronouncements they make”.
“It was obvious that the ongoing fuel scarcity is a reaction to the statement made by the office holder of the presidency at the moment. I’m in Zaria at the moment and there are long queues for fuel”.
“This showcases that these people don’t know what they are doing. What we expect was that before such a statement is made, all sorts of plans to cushion the effects of the removal should have been made. He just made the statement as if it was something that was agreed upon after due consultations”.
“His action has caused a lot of hardship to the Nigerian people. Now the price of fuel has increased across the country. In Zaria, people are buying for N400 per litre. This is a continuation of the hues and cries witnesses in the last administration”.