The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the federal government against increasing the pump price of petrol to N212 per litre, saying will be an invitation for mass protest.
The PDP in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbodiyan, said, “Any contemplation for N212 pump price would be pushing Nigerians to the wall; a situation that is capable of worsening an already tensed situation and lead to economic and social crises in the country.
“Our party holds that the N212 per litre reportedly contemplated in the March pricing template by the APC administration is wicked, insensitive and callous.
“It is a barefaced fact that there is no way that Nigerians can survive such hike in fuel price which will worsen the already agonising economic situation in the country.
“Our party maintains that with an honest and transparent administration of our national production capacity and potentialities, domestic price of fuel should not exceed N70 per litre.
“The continuous unjustified increase in the price of fuel is a deliberate scheme by the APC through which their leaders fleece Nigerians of billions of naira on daily basis.”