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CUPP kicks against fuel hoarding, hikes in prices



The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has kicked against the hoarding of petrol around Nigeria.

CUPP noted that the pump price of the product has spiked over the last two days.

In a statement signed by its National Co-Spokesperson, Mark Adebayo, and issued to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, CUPP stated that “hoarding and price hikes are unnecessary, evil, wicked and inhuman. The 2023 budget still takes care of subsidies up till the end of June 2023.”

The marketers are just taking undue advantage of the ill-advised strategic communication error that occurred at the President’s inauguration where he tactlessly declared that the subsidy was gone.

Speaking further the CUPP added, “This was not only an inauspicious occasion for such an announcement but also a total communication error. This is utterly disappointing because one would have expected that the new president would have communication experts working with him on his inaugural speech to avoid such an avoidable gaffe.

“Since the fuel subsidy regime still subsists till the middle of the year, the president should have been silent on it. To declare matter-of-fact in such a tactless manner that “subsidy is gone” allows unpatriotic oil marketers to cause the harrowing experiences that Nigerians are going through at the moment.