…….Calls for Mass Rejection
The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expresses shock over the declaration of Prince Dapo Abiodun, the Governor of Ogun State, supporting the recent insensitive increase in electricity tariffs, increase in Value Added Tax (VAT), bank charges and hike in pump price of Premium Motor Spirit(PMS) by President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government.
The Ogun State PDP regards such reckless support for the increments as anti-people noting that the policies are deliberately put in place to further impoverish Nigerians, also it can be described as the height of irresponsibility from a government that promised all forms of fantasies in its deceitful bid to seize power over five years ago.
For us as a party, such policy support that is essentially against the general well-being of Nigerians simply goes to confirm our party’s position that the ruling APC government represents nothing but deregulated agony and excruciating pain.
Our great party therefore condemns the unnecessary show of solidarity with the anti-people government by the Governor of Ogun State, a man who is expected to show compassion and empathy to the general well-being of the people. It is however, not too surprising judging by the woeful failure of his government in Ogun State in providing required palliatives to the people who have been deprived of decent means of livelihood as a result of the rampaging Covid 19 pandemic.
The hike in price of PMS and other ill conceived increments on public utilities, on its own, is evil, ill timed, callous and wicked. And any form of support expressed by anybody, in any guise or disguise, from any quarter, no matter how highly placed also stands condemned.
It is despicable that Gov. Abiodun and his failing APC ruling government is always found in bed with any policy that is capable of taking lives out of the people. Little wonder he chose to give account of his stewardship for his 52 weeks in office as Ogun State Governor to President Buhari rather than counting the people of Ogun State worthy of his account of stewardship. Evidently, Gov. Abiodun’s government has continued to demonstrate this in its snail speed approach to issue of responsible governance, to its opaque attitude in the management of Local government administration, to his continuous refusal to remit mandatory workers deductions and allowances as at when due.
Therefore, we urge members of the general public to reject, with all vehemence the hike in price and rise against all forms of support and supporters of obnoxious policies.