The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is only deceiving Nigerians with the promise of a reduction in the price of fuel, according to a former Education Minister Oby Ezekwesili.
Concise News had reported that the PDP promised that it would reduce the pump price of fuel if it wins the 2019 election.
However, Ezekwesili who is the presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, (ACPN) said the PDP’s comment that it would crash fuel pump price to N90 if returned to power has shown the ignorance of the party.
“Today, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, reminded us of why both they and the APC are one of the same, fielding a single candidate called #BuTiku,” the statement added.
“This is 419, and it betrays the PDP candidate’s ignorance of basic Economics and the solutions Nigeria truly needs. The country ended 2018 with 4trillion of Fiscal Deficit.
“Where will they find money to slash fuel price? Even if FG had such money, is it because they want another round of Subsidy-Slush Fund that they want to take the country deeper into the corrupted and market-distorting fuel price fixing method?
“The Obiageli Ezekwesili For President 2019 campaign is all for market-determined pricing which will end up more favourable to the poor who have been and continue bearing the effect of corrupted subsidy regimes more while the rich enjoy the benefits.
“This is a reminder to Nigerians that Abubakar Atiku’s so-called and questionable business acumen does not qualify him to run this economy.
“Obiageli Ezekwesili is the only candidate in the race who has built and rebuilt national economies in Nigeria and outside, with a track record to show for it.”