Fuel/Naira Scarcity: PDP Cautions Against Violent Protests in Kwara
Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin.
According to a press statement by Sulaiman Abdulwaheed Olamilekan,
‘We have monitored the viral videos of the ongoing protests in various areas of Kwara state by aggrieved residents over the hardship resulting from the insensitivity, poor planning, and lack of focus of the APC-led administration in the country.
‘We in the Kwara State PDP empathize with our people and we understand the hardship they are experiencing over the scarcity of fuel and the inability to access cash for their legitimate business transactions.
‘It is, however, important that we do not allow the legitimate protest to be seized by hoodlums who might intend to exploit the situation to cause further crisis and endanger the lives and property of residents.
‘Nigerians will recall that the hardship being experienced now is not only unprecedented but is also a direct product of cluelessness and lack of proper planning, all of which never happened when the PDP was in power,’ the statement read in part.
The director general also urged the security agencies in the state to carefully and efficiently manage the situation so as to protect all lives and properties and to ensure that criminally-minded people, mischief makers, and political manipulators do not turn the situation into a partisan game.
Edited by Amaka E. Nliam