Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta, representing Ukwa Federal Constituency of Abia state under PDP in the House of Reps, has said President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party, APC owes ex-President Goodluck Jonathan an apology over fuel subsidy.
In a report by ThisDay Newspaper, Nkem-Abonta said the ruling party and the incumbent President owe the ex-President an apology for inciting protests against the removal of fuel subsidy in 2012 on the grounds that it was an anti-people policy, and now turning around to remove the same subsidy.
Nkem-Abonta, it was also reported accused Buhari of having taken a destructive position in 2012 without reasoning and economic analysis.
Though, Abonta expressed his support for the removal, the lawmaker called for a total deregulation of the sector, passage and implementation of the Petroleum Industry Bill.
Speaking further, Nkem-Abonta said, “They occupied Nigeria in 2012. What changed between 2012 and now causing the increase? That means they were ignorant and lacked political reasoning. The criticized Jonathan out of trying to condemn him. Those who surround him (Buhari) misled Nigerians using the Labour movement. Lai Mohammed was one of those who occupied Nigeria. What would he say now?”
Abonta, who is also the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions, advised President Buhari to consult Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on economic policies.
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