Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of sabotaging the county’s fuel supply in order to blackmail the Federal Government (FG).
Several parts of Nigeria are experiencing fuel scarcity, with long lines forming in some areas. The product’s price has also risen across the country.
Tinubu, on the other hand, has blamed the main opposition party, accusing the PDP of “creating queues” for the product across Nigeria.
“We are not the same as the party for poverty alleviation. They rose from obscurity to prominence. “They didn’t remember our gas pipelines for 16 years,” he said Thursday at an APC presidential campaign rally in Makurdi, Benue State.
“They are the saboteurs, as I called them yesterday. They issued licenses for PMS and petroleum products to themselves, their supporters, and their sympathizers. They altered their course and began forming queues.
“They began to blackmail the government. “Enough is enough, PDP,” we say.
Aside from that, he accused the PDP of failing to repair the country’s power sector, claiming that the party squandered resources intended to do so.
He did, however, promise to implement student loans if elected president of Nigeria next year.
Tinubu urged the audience to “vote for your progress on February 25. I assure you that if you elect me, we will establish student loans for all of our students. The noise makers will not bother us. We will educate you”.
His remarks follow a similar one he made in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday, in which he blamed saboteurs for Nigeria’s lingering fuel crisis.
The former Lagos State governor also claimed that the same group of people is responsible for the scarcity of new naira notes.