Richard Elesho/ Lokoja
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has risen in defence of the new increase in pump price of petrol and electricity tariff calling on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and other critics to wake up to a new Nigeria where the government works for the citizens and not for a few interests.
Mr Yekini Nabena, the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary in reaction to criticisms on the issue made the call in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
The PDP, in an earlier statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, rejected the new fuel price increase from N143 to N151 and hike in electricity tariff.
The APC, however, said the decision to increase the fuel pump price and the hike in electricity tariff was in the best interest of all.
“The attention of the APC has been drawn to a shameless statement by PDP on the current petrol price and electricity tariff in the country.
“The pricing template now reflects competitive and market-driven components which is supported by the citizenry.