The PDP New Generation has lamented over the inability of the Buhari-led administration to address the reoccurring fuel scarcity in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Fuel queues resurfaced in the Nigerian capital this week, subjecting residents to hardship, coupled with the epileptic power supply in the city.
The group stated that the reoccurring fuel scarcity in the FCT is synonymous with the general failure of the APC-led government since it took over power in 2015.
In a statement sent to journalists by its convener and director general, Audu Mahmood, the group wondered why Nigerians have been subjected to reoccurring fuel scarcity in the space of five months under the Buhari administration.
The group said: ”First, we were told it is due to imported contaminated fuel. Later, they used the Sallah break as an excuse. Now that the fuel queues are back, we wonder what or who they will blame this time.
”At the root of this crisis is also the monumental crude oil theft ongoing under the watch of the so-called ‘Mr Integrity’.
”As usual, the president, who doubles as the minister of petroleum, is not even in the country. While the minister of state for petroleum is busy with his failed presidential ambition while Nigerians suffer.
”This has been the hallmark of the APC-led federal government and it is getting worse by the day.
”While we sympathize with Nigerians on the government-induced stress they are facing, we urge them to pay back the APC by voting the party out as the occupant of Aso Rock come 2023.
”Nigerians must take back their country from these economic bandits who have severely damaged the growth witnessed under the PDP between 1999 to 2015.”
The group called on the minister of state for petroleum, Timipre Sylva, and the NNPC Managing Director, Mele Kyari to resign ”for lying to Nigerians about the fuel scarcity crisis.”
The group added: ”We cannot continue to have very incompetent people occupying sensitive positions in the country due to the APC’s retrogressive ‘top to bottom’ policies.
”It is even more shameful that this fuel crisis is restricted to Abuja, the seat of power, and the government officials go about their duties without addressing this quagmire.”
We therefore call on all Nigerians to get their PVCs ready in favor of the Unifier, Atiku Abubakar who in his policy document itemized his ability to restore Nigeria back to its booming days, where the country was the strongest economy in Africa, with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $546.7billion, as against the current GDP of $440billion.