December 2017

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the Federal Government of providing cover for shoddy oil deals allegedly involving the All Progressives Congress’ interests.

The allegation is contained in a statement issued recently in Abuja by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

The PDP accused the federal government led by APC of being grossly incompetent and corrupt. “This APC government is not only grossly incompetent and corrupt, but also a champion in the use of lies and manipulations against innocent and unsuspecting citizens.

“We all know that it was convenient for the APC Presidency to promise Nigerians that it will no longer import fuel only  because the PDP government had already laid the foundation including the revamping of the refineries and ensuring  a domestic production of five million litres out of the 25 million litres daily domestic consumption.

“Sadly, this incompetent APC government, in its almost three years, has not added one litre to the five million litres, which the PDP administration was producing.

“Instead of improvement, the APC has wrecked the system and now pushing the nation to depend solely on importation, while engaging in heavy sleazes in hidden subsidy regimes, said the statement.”

It alleged that the Federal Government, in its bid to cover its ineptitude and oil subsidy corruption, announced that it was the NNPC and not Nigeria that paid for fuel subsidy.

“The question is: who owns the NNPC? Is it not Nigeria? Can the NNPC spend a kobo without the authorisation of the Presidency? Has  Muhammadu Buhari ceased to be the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Minister of Petroleum Resources?

“Moreover, if the NNPC, which is under his purview, has been paying fuel subsidy, who authorised the payment and who are the beneficiaries? Nigerians need to know the truth on this subsidy regime.

“We therefore challenge the APC-led Federal Government to come clean on these issues and stop telling lies to Nigerians who have suffered enough under its deceptive, inept, uncoordinated and wicked regime.”

Ologbondiyan urged Nigerians not to be forlorn, adding that it had repositioned to stand with the people in the inevitable mission to rescue and restore the nation to the path of prosperity come 2019.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has released 16 Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) to elected members of the National Assembly from Rivers State. The vehicles were given to both APC and PDP without discrimination.

Three of the Vehicles are for the 3 Senators representing the State, while 13 are for members of the House of Representatives from the state.

Members of the House of Representatives led by Mrs Betty Apiafi, Leader, Rivers Caucus of the House of Representatives and Bari Mpigi, Deputy Leader, Rivers State House of Representatives caucus, took possession of their vehicles.

Making the presentation at the Government House Port Harcourt on Monday, Governor Wike said that the vehicles were acquired to aid the Federal Lawmakers in the discharge of their official functions.

He said the vehicles are for all members of the National Assembly irrespective of their party affiliation.

He said: "Defend the interest of the state wherever you are. This is from the Government of Rivers State which you are part of.

"This is to aid you to carry out your official functions in Abuja".

Responding, Leader of the Rivers Caucus at the House of Representatives, Mrs Betty Apiafi thanked the Rivers State Governor for providing the support for members of the National Assembly to carry out their duties.

Also speaking, Deputy Leader of the Rivers Caucus of the House of Representatives, Mr Bari Mpigi, an APC member, commended the Rivers State Governor for reaching out to all Rivers people.

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