Presidency to Nigerians: Don’t allow PDP deceive you over new petrol price

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The presidency has told Nigerians not to be deceived by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s stance over the new petrol price.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, made the comment via a social media post on Tuesday night, September 8.“Don’t allow the PDP to deceive you. Amidst acute shortages, they sold petrol at N600 per litre on Easter Sunday in 2013,” Shehu tweeted with a photo of a national daily to buttress his position.

The PDP, Nigeria’s biggest opposition party has been very vocal about the increase in the pump price of fuel by the Buhari-led administration.

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“Our party stands with Nigerians in insisting that there is no way our compatriots can survive a N162 per litre fuel price and a N66 per kw/h of electricity in a country which, in the last five years, ranked as poverty capital of the world,” the PDP said in a statement earlier in the day.

With a frightening 23 per cent unemployment rate; where over 90 million citizens live in abject poverty, many Nigerians are currently living on less than N500 a day according to globally-recognised statistics.

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