“Cover Your Face In Shame” — Garba Shehu Under Fire For Saying Petrol Sold At N600 Per Litre Under PDP
ThebreakingtimesSep 9, 2020Read original
Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been criticized following his reaction to the increase in petrol price.
The presidential spokesman in a tweet via his official Twitter handle, @GarShehu on Tuesday night, said the product sold at a higher rate when the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was in power.
According to him, petrol sold for as much as N600 per litre under PDP.
Recently, the Buhari-led administration through the Petroleum Products Marketing Company, PPMC, increased the ex-depot price of petrol from N138.62 to N151.56 per litre. Following the increment, petrol marketers raised the price of the product from N148 to between N158 and N162 per litre.
This came days after electricity distribution companies began the implementation of the new cost-reflective electricity tariff.
The hike was condemned by many Nigerians and groups.
Shehu, however, accused the main opposition party of deceit, saying: “Don’t allow the PDP to deceive you. Amidst acute shortages, they sold petrol at N600 per litre on Easter Sunday in 2013 (See Punch published on that day).”