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Oshiomhole Accuses PDP Of Stealing N100 From Every Litre Of Kerosene Bought By Nigerians

FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Benin- City Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, of Edo state, on Thursday accused the Peoples Democratic Party PDP -led Federal Government of short changing Nigerians, by selling kerosene N150 per litre instead of N50.

The governor, leveled the accusation while receiving scores of members of the PDP, who decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress APC in Benin city, the Edo State capital.

He pointed out that Nigerians had been facing serious untold hardship since the PDP took over mantle of leadership of the country 16 years ago.

According to him, this is because of the PDP’s dedication “to preserve the privileges of the few.”

Oshiomhole further stated that the Federal Government had been doing this by not allowing the masses to enjoy the benefits of the natural resources the nation is endowed with by God through shady subsidy deals on petroleum products.

“The man who has a shop must close by 6 pm. If he operates beyond 6pm, he must put on a generator, and buy petrol or diesel.

“For 16 years, the PDP can’t give us light. But if they leave us in peace even in the dark, it will be bad enough but for them, that is not bad enough.”

“From Otuoke to Benin City, to Lagos, to Ekpoma, to Iyahmo, to Sokoto, kerosene is now between N150 and N160 per litre.

“For every N150 you spend in buying a litre of kerosene, the PDP steals N100 because in the books of the NNPC, they have it on records that kerosene is N50 per litre.”

The APC governor however, salute the courage of the defectors, whom he described as knowledgeable and quality people.

“Today is not just the fact of the huge number in this hall but it is also about the quality of the brains that have now join us; and in a world that is knowledge-driven, it is only the party that can parade the best brains that can drive the sustainable change that Nigeria is currently battling with in order to bail our country from its present political quagmire.”

Oshiomhole, likened PDP to “an impotent man.”, calling on Nigerians to embrace the APC for a better nation.


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