Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Friday called for the immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over fuel scarcity in Nigeria.

The governor reiterated his position that the Federal Government is punishing Nigerians with fuel scarcity so as to achieve its purported plan to increase petrol pump price from N145 to not less than N185 per litre.

“It is sad that this Buhari’s APC government had to choose this Christmas and New Year period to ground Nigeria with the fuel scarcity that it deliberately orchestrated,” Fayose said in a press release issued by his media aide Lere Olayinka.

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Fayose said, “Already, fuel is being sold officially at between N180 and N200 at petrol stations across the country.

“It is obvious that the president has failed in all ramifications and he needs to do Nigerians a favour by relinquishing the portfolio of minister of petroleum.”

“Like I said a few days ago, what the federal government is doing is to create scarcity so that Nigerians will be willing to buy at any price, provided the product is made available.

“It was to achieve this planned increment of petrol pump price that they restricted supply of petrol to NNPC alone.”

The governor, who sympathised with Nigerians for the hardship said that the only option to rescue Nigeria now “from being brought down completely is to vote out Buhari and his APC in 2019.”

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