The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Lagos State chapter, has said Nigerians, especially Lagosians, will not forget in a hurry that their first Christmas under the All Progressives Congress-led federal government was ruined by biting fuel scarcity.
The Publicity Secretary of Lagos PDP, Mr. Taofik Gani, said this during an interview yesterday.
Gani recalled that in his Christmas message last year, President Muhammadu Buhari, who was the presidential candidate of the APC at the time, promised Nigerians that 2014 would be their last Christmas in darkness.
The PDP spokesman, however, said since Buhari took over nearly seven months ago, the living condition of Nigerians had deteriorated.
He said, “The first Christmas that Nigerians, especially Lagosians, will mark under the APC will go down in history as one of the worst due to the worsening fuel scarcity. The electricity supply which President Buhari promised last year has not come to pass and those who want to use generators cannot make use of generators as filling stations are not dispensing fuel in jerry cans”.
The Lagos PDP publicity secretary also berated the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for blaming former President Goodluck Jonathan for the fuel scarcity.
Mohammed, while addressing journalists on the lingering fuel scarcity shortly after the emergency Federal Executive Council meeting last Monday, said that Nigerians “are paying for the past administration’s sins”.
Gani, however, said, “Nigerians know that it is not true that Jonathan is the reason why everything has gone worse under Buhari. The APC has the tendency to claim Jonathan’s achievements but blame him for its inefficiencies.
“A few weeks after President Buhari assumed power, he took credit for the improvement in the power sector, saying that his body language had evoked change when everyone knew that it was Jonathan’s achievement.
“Now that Nigerians are groaning, the APC is blaming Jonathan. You cannot have your cake and eat it”.