Fayose to Buhari: Resign as petroleum minister over fuel scarcity

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has again condemned President Muhammadu Buhari over what he termed, his nonchalant attitude towards ending the fuel scarcity being experienced across the country.

Appraising the situation the controversial governor in a statement issued on Friday called for immediate resignation of President Buhari as the minister of petroleum.

In the statement issued by one of his media aides, Mr. Lere Olayinka quoted the governor as  reiterating his position that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government was punishing Nigerians with fuel scarcity so as to achieve its planned increment of petrol pump price from N145 to not less than N185 per litre.

Olayinka quoted the governor as saying that “It is sad that this Buhari’s APC government had to choose this Christmas and New Year period to ground Nigeria with the fuel scarcity that it deliberately orchestrated.”

The governor called for the immediate resignation of President Buhari as the Minister of Petroleum, noting that “it is obvious that the president has failed in all ramifications and he needs to do Nigerians a favour by relinquishing the portfolio of minister of petroleum.”

Fayose said; “Like I said a few days ago, what the federal government is doing is to create scarcity so that Nigerians will be willing to buy at any price, provided the product is made available.

“It was to achieve this planned increment of petrol pump price that they restricted supply of petrol to NNPC alone.”

The governor, who sympathized with Nigerians for the hardship they are being made to go through by the APC government, said; “I warned Nigerians before President Buhari was elected and I am telling Nigerians now that the only option to rescue our country from being brought down completely is to vote out Buhari and his APC in 2019.”

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