APC is allegedly planting landmines for Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, according to Daniel Bwala, an assistant to Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) 2023 presidential contender.
Bwala responded to the debate around the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari’s planned elimination of the fuel subsidy.
Bwala recalled how the APC had pledged to end fuel subsidies in 18 months but had not followed through on this commitment.
In a tweet, Bwala wrote: “You remember when All Promise Cancelled (APC) promised to remove fuel subsidy before the dateline as provided by the PIA?
“Well, June 1st will make it 18 months max limit, but yesterday they decided to abandon it, thereby setting up a landmine for the President-select.”
The National Economic Council, NEC, had deliberated on the issue extensively and concluded that it would not be wise to remove subsidy while the new administration is trying to settle down.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Ahmed Zainab, said the Federal Government would interface with relevant stakeholders like the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and other petroleum marketers.
She said the existing committee that has been discussing the fuel subsidy issue needed to be expanded to enable more input from concerned Nigerians.