Blame PDP For Fuel Scarcity, Queues Are Fake Not Real- Tinubu

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has accused PDP of sabotaging fuel supply in the country to blackmail the Federal Government by arranging for fake queues across the country.


TheTimes reports that Tinubu alleged that in the sixteen years of PDP leadership of the country, it sold licenses to sympathizers who are causing fake queues around filling stations in the country.

The former governor of Lagos State said this in Markurdi, Benue State, while addressing supporters during APC presidential campaign rally, on Friday.


Asiwaju Tinubu said that while in power, PDP administration gave fuel retail licenses to their supporters and sympathizers who are now hoarding fuel to create long queues across the country and making Nigerians suffer, adding that the party of his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar, is a Poverty Development Party.


“They met good oil prices for 16 good years, they didn’t remember gas pipelines, they are what I called saboteurs yesterday. They gave PMS (premium motor spirit) licenses to their supporters and sympathizers. They are the ones who started creating fake queues. PDP, enough is enough,” he said.

Tinubu also called for the arrest and prosecution of Atiku Abubakar, for breaking the civil service rule in Nigeria when he said he was doing transport business when he was in Customs Service.

“They asked him, you are so rich, where did you get your money from, and he said from doing transport business. He didn’t know that was an offence. The only thing you are allowed to do as a civil servant is farming,” he added.

The former Lagos State governor said he was proud of his achievements in Lagos, unlike Peter Obi – Labour Party presidential candidate – who left Anambra State he governed to live in Lagos.

“I am proud of what we accomplished in Lagos. I am so proud of it, I do not run off to live elsewhere. I live where my policies and programmes worked. Obi left Anambra because his policies and programmes failed. Just as we improved Lagos, we shall lead Nigeria to its greatest destiny.”

Proceeding to his policies for Benue and the nation, Tinubu said, “rather than just growing food crops, you will package, process and brand food items for other African and global markets exportation.

“My administration will establish commodity exchange boards guaranteeing prices for important crops so that you are ensured a decent living for your hard work. Our Agricultural plan will establish agricultural hub and improve access to finance.

“Working with the state government, we will encourage mining in the State in a regulated and sustainable way that benefits your communities and gives the labourer a just wage for his daily work.

“Limestone, lead, tin, and marble will be extracted and sold in Nigerian and foreign markets to stimulate the economy and enrich the people.”

Tinubu continued, “My administration will also invest in the quality of our democratic governance and in what must be our democratic security. We have heard your pleas. We know of the insecurity, of the violent clashes and of the loss of lives and property.

“Our security agenda will work. It will protect the people and secure the land. My national security plan invests heavily in surveillance equipment, in technology and training of our security forces. We stop the terrorists, kidnappers, killers and bandits.

“We will mobilise the totality of our national security assets to protect all Nigerians from real danger and from the real fear of danger.”

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