The presidency has advised Nigerians not to allow themselves be deceived by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s as it challenged the new petrol pump price.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu in a recent social media post, urged Nigerians to be wise.
The PDP has been very vocal about the increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit by the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Buhari administration.
“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 on Tuesday.
Reacting to the statement, Shehu pointed out that petrol sold at N600 per litre under the PDP administration in 2013.
“Don’t allow the PDP to deceive you. Amidst acute shortages, they sold petrol at N600 per litre on Easter Sunday in 2013,” the presidential aide weeted with a photo of a national daily to buttress his position.