Fuel Scarcity: PDP accuses APC of sabotage

ABUJA — PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO, yesterday accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of being behind the present fuel scarcity in the country, just as it accused the opposition of sabotaging Federal Government’s effort at ensuring that there was supply of Petroleum products.

The APC has, however, described the accusation as totally unconscionable, and indeed an admission of failure for a sitting government and ruling party to blame the opposition for their failings.

A statement yesterday by the Director, Media and Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode said the sudden fuel scarcity in many parts of the country was because the APC has infiltrated the ranks of the fuel marketers.

Fani-Kayode, who noted that fuel marketers had taken a sub-contract from the opposition to frustrate supplies of petrol to fuel stations as part of a grand plan to create tension in the polity, said: “We know who the fuel marketers are. We know the relationship that exists between one of the biggest fuel marketers and a national leader of the APC.

“These unconscionable opposition elements infiltrated the ranks of the fuel marketers, whom they have contracted, in a calculated attempt to frustrate the good efforts of government.

APC reacts

In its response, the APC said the ruling party had simply abdicated its responsibility to the people andshould throw in the towel.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said: “The questions to ask are: who runs the NNPC? Who pays subsidy to fuel marketers? Who has used federal resources to bribe individuals and groups to such a level that there is no money to run the government, not to talk of paying subsidies?”

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