How Oshiomhole Frustrated Plans To Remove Fuel Subsidy By Obasanjo Government – Atiku
Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, of resisting the removal of fuel subsidy all through the administration of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Atiku, who recalled that he headed the negotiations with the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, with Oshiomhole as the Chairman, stated the contemporary APC Chairman stood strongly in opposition to it.
The Waziri of Adamawa was once backing an previously tweet through his Spokesman, Paul Ibe, which reads, “For the avoidance of doubt, the Obasanjo administration embarked on a regime of subsidy removal.
“But the former NLC Chairman frustrated the efforts. Even at that, the Obasanjo government carried out some measures of subsidy removal earlier than their exit in 2007.”
And including to the claim, Atiku added, “The Obasanjo government in which I served commenced a phased subsidy withdrawal.
“I was tasked with negotiating with then NLC Chairman and cutting-edge APC Chairman who stood strongly towards it.”
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) on Thursday introduced the removal of the charge cap on the retail rate of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).
And in response to this, Atiku had tweeted saying, “FG ultimately withdraws from the fuel subsidy and price-fixing bazaar that had been rife with corruption and stalling investments,” including that this was some thing well-meaning Nigerians have been calling for and for which he (Atiku) was demonized.