President Muhammadu Buhari has been given a 7-day ultimatum to revert to the old pump price of petrol or have a serious mass action by the citizens to contend with.
A senator elected on the platform of the ruling APC, Dino Melaye, was reported to have issued the threat in response to the recent removal of subsidy from petrol and the resultant increase in the price from N86 to N145 per litre.
The senator who was a prominent figure in the 2012 protest #OccupyNigeria, against the similar policy of the Goodluck Jonathan administration, urged the leadership of the party in pressure the government to have a rethink.
Though Nigerians have been divided on whether the Senator who not afraid of controversies should be taken seriously, he asserted that the increase in price of petrol is the opposite of the life his party promised Nigerians.
“My sincere advise is for the National Chairman of our party to suggest to the federal government to immediately reverse the announced increase in the pump price of PMS. If after 7days from Monday there is no reversal, I will mobilize Nigerians from all walks of life for the mother of all protest. This is not what we promised Nigerians. The time is not right and the negative effects will be unbearable. A word is enough for the wise.” the statement said.
There have been subsequent calls on the vocal senator to lead the way in getting his colleagues in the National Assembly to cut down on their budget in relation to the current economic realities in the country.
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