The Labour Party (LP) has reacted to the latest adjustment to petroleum pump price, saying that Nigerians do not deserve what they are getting from the present government.
The LP National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, in a statement on Tuesday, added that this is just the beginning of hard times for Nigerians under the administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Pump price of petrol rose to N617 per litre on Tuesday across outlets of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) in Abuja.
“Recall that we had earlier warned that the bourgeoisie government in place can only enrich the upper class and inflict penury on the proletariat,” the statement read.
“You offer a paltry N8000 to a family of five and extract all they have laboured for through obnoxious policies.”
“Nigerians do not deserve what they are getting from the present government. The Labour Party condemns the attitude of the government to its people.
“We are however optimistic that Nigeria will overcome the Taskmaster of our time. We will soon witness the Promised Land.”
The LP’s spokesman, however, did not indicate what his party would have done differently if it had won the presidential election in February, especially as its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, had, like President Bola Tinubu, promised to remove subsidy on petrol if elected president.
Earlier, the NNPCL Group Chief Executive Officer, Mele Kyari, attributed the rise in petrol pump prices in Nigeria to market forces.