The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has expressed its’ shock and disbelief at the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to increase in fuel price.
CUPP noted Nigerians are already “suffocating under the weight of numerous taxes.”, while wondering why such a decision should come at a time like this.
CUPP’s position was contained in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Imo Ikenga Ugochinyere, and made available to newsmen yesterday.
They further noted that just a day earlier, the same government had increased electricity tariff.
“We, therefore, reject this senseless, heartless, insensitive and wicked increase in its entirety,” CUPP said.
“The CUPP holds the view that this latest poison from the chalice of the All Progressives Congress’ government is meant to kill more Nigerians with suffering contrary to the oath Buhari swore to protect them.
They then urged the government to rescind the decision with immediate effect, adding that if they fail to do so, they (CUPP) will be taking a legal action to force the government to do so.
“Apart from the legal option, we shall also begin to reach out with a view to mobilising civil society organisations and organised groups for mass action.
CUPP further said that the Opposition Coalition Human Mobilisation head, Barr.Kenneth Udeze will in the days ahead start meeting with organised groups to mobilise them.
“We urge Nigerians to be ready to take an active part in the proposed mass civil action in case the Federal Government, in its usual style turns a deaf ear to our legitimate and patriotic call.”