The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the fresh increase in the price of fuel to N151 per liter and electricity tariff to N66 per kwh under the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government.
The opposition party described the action as callous, cruel and punishing.
The party in a statement on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan demanded an immediate reversal of the prices to avert a national crisis.
The party said the increase will result in upsurge in costs of goods and services and worsen the biting hardship being faced by Nigerians, who are allegedly already impoverished and overburdened by APC-imposed high cost of living in the last five years.
Our party asserts that by increasing the price of fuel from the N87 per litre it sold under the PDP to an excruciating N151 while at the same time allowing the hike in electricity tariff from N30.23 per kwh to over N66, the APC has left no one in doubt that its agenda is to inflict pain and hardship on Nigerians to satisfy their selfish interests.