The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to quit his position as the Minister of Petroleum to save Nigerians from the lingering fuel scarcity crisis.
The party said this on Sunday in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
PDP described as unpardonable “the failure of the Buhari Presidency to resolve its inflicted unabated fuel crisis, which has brought untold hardship to Nigerians.”
“We call on President Buhari to quit this all-important Ministry of Petroleum Resources and allow competent hands to save our people from the anguish and pains they have been subjected to in the last few months,” the party said.
The party called on Buhari as the Minister of Petroleum to accept responsibility “for the manifest failure in the oil sector, even as his government should be held responsible for the exacerbated economic and security situation in the country under its watch” and advised him to appoint competent hands to manage the ministry.
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“If the President had heed wise counsel from well-meaning Nigerians, since last year, to quit office as the Minister of Petroleum and allow a more competent and knowledgeable person to run the ministry, the situation would not have degenerated to excruciating pains Nigerians suffer today”, said PDP.
The party also accused the Presidency of unapologetically failing to fix a national problem, which it promised to resolve within one week in December, saying it has no solution but intends to continue to hold the nation to ransom.
It said further that the president has failed to take decisive steps on the issue which required urgent action, rather, “the sector has been delivered to an APC cabal, whose mission, particularly, the desperate re-election bid, largely account for the biting fuel situation and the economic misery Nigerians suffer today.”