president and presidential nominee, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, accused the
National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Comrade Adams
Oshiomhole, of opposing the elimination of fuel subsidies during former
President Olusegun Obasanjo ‘s administration in the 2019 general elections.
leading the negotiations with the Nigerian Labor Congress, NLC, chairman
Oshiomhole, said the current chairman of the APC was strongly opposed to him.
tweet from his spokesman, Paul Ibe, which reads, “The Obasanjo
administration embarked on a subsidy removal regime for the avoidance of doubt.
NLC was frustrated by the efforts. Even at that, the Obasanjo government
achieved some pre-exit measures to remove subsidies in 2007. And adding to the
argument, Atiku added, “The Obasanjo administration in which I served
started a phased withdrawal of subsidies.
with the then chairman of the NLC and the new chairman of the APC who stood
firmly against it.”
Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) announced the elimination of the price limit
on Premium Motor Spirit’s (PMS) retail price.
tweeted saying, “FG is finally withdrawing from the fuel subsidy then
price-fixing bazaar that had been fraught with corruption and stalling investment,”
adding that this was something well-meaning Nigerians were asking for and for
which he (Atiku) was demonized.
administration, the Adams Oshiomhole-led NLC vehemently opposed the move to
withdraw the subsidy and increase the fuel price with series of nationwide protests
at the time.