Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the “nonchalant attitude” of the Federal Government towards ending the fuel scarcity being experienced across the country.
The governor said it was unfortunate that the fuel scarcity was biting harder under the watch of the president as the Minister of Petroleum.
He maintained that the All Progressives Congress-led federal government was punishing Nigerians with fuel scarcity so as to achieve its planned raise of petrol pump price from N145 to not less than N185 per litre.
In a press release issued on Friday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said the only way to rescue Nigeria “from being brought down completely is to vote out Buhari and his APC in 2019”.
He 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
“Already, fuel is being sold officially at between N180 and N200 at petrol stations across the country.
“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.
“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.”
“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.”
Meanwhile, Nigerians have begun to take to social media to vent their chagrin on the ongoing fuel scarcity all over the country.
With the hashtag #FuelScarcity, Nigerians are presumably requesting for Buhari’s resignation, adding that he has failed the nation.
See tweets below:
— I’m here for it (@EreForDSavagery) December 22, 2017
— Ekun (@Blvck_skinhead) December 21, 2017
Never forget, Fuel queues are everywhere and Buhari is our petroleum minister. #fuelscarcity
— Amb. Ayo George (@iamayogeorge) December 18, 2017
People who voted for Muhammadu Buhari shouldn’t be allowed to make life decisions. #fuelscarcity (2/2)
— Martins (@MAHRTHINS) December 22, 2017
After suffering for 5 hours I finally bought fuel today for N195 a litre. Buhari without a shadow of a doubt is the most useless Minister of Petroleum Nigeria has ever had since 1914. Every year we must experience one #fuelscarcity or the other. PMB’s incompetence has no limit
— Matthew Ottah™ (@MatthewOttah) December 22, 2017
No statement on #EndSARS
No statement on #fuelscarcity
No Presidential media chat
Impeach yourself you fraud @MBuhari
— Timi Akegbejo (@timiakegbejo) December 20, 2017
Buhari is the most incompetent President we have ever elected in the history of Nigeria. You can’t hide incompetence; just drive around the country and you’ll see the level of hopelessness this govt has brought upon the already impoverished citizens #fuelscarcity pic.twitter.com/CD5hXT39uD
— Ali George (@aligthebaptist) December 18, 2017
The Government/President’s silence is the most annoying thing about this #fuelscarcity. Thank you for teaching us a political lesson,Muhammadu Buhari, we won’t make the same mistake again. Incompetent President!
— Abd-Hamid (@mister_larrie) December 22, 2017
— #ENDSARS |EL-AMARIOM (@ohenkay) December 21, 2017