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Fayose 'Buhari hates Nigerians,' Gov. blasts President, APC over fuel subsidy removal

Fayose said the All Progressives Congress (APC) deceived Nigerians to get to power by promising to reduce petrol price to N45.

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, condemned the newly announced pump price of petrol, saying the move means that President Muhammadu Buhari hates Nigerians.

Reacting to the announcement in a statement issued by his spokesman, Lere Olayinka, the Governor accused the Federal Government of deliberately orchestrating the fuel scarcity that experienced in the country in the last three months, so as to pave way for the increment.

Fayose said the All Progressives Congress (APC) deceived Nigerians to get to power by promising to reduce petrol price to N45.

“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,” the Governor said in the statement.

“The over 70 per cent increment is another vindication of my predictions on what to expect in 2016. It is 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.

“Nigerians are now left at the mercy of political liars who took over power by deception and are governing by deceit.

“Instead of fulfilling their promises, they have increased petrol pump price to N145 per litre, increased electricity tariffs, retrenched thousands of workers and imposed untold hardships on Nigerians.

“As they did in 2012, if labour leaders do not also stand up for the people at this time, posterity will not forgive them,” Fayose said.

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Mixed feelings have trailed the announcement of the removal of fuel subsidy and the new pump price of N145 per litre, which the minister of state for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu said would be the maximum oil marketers can sell the product.

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