Through the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), the federal government recently increased the ex-depot price of petrol from N138.62 to N151.56 per litre.
Shehu took to his Twitter account yesterday to note that petrol sold for as much as N600 per litre under PDP.
Following the increment, petrol marketers raised the price of the product from N148 to between N158 and N162 per litre.
The hike was announced a few days after the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) in the country began the implementation of the new cost-reflective electricity tariff.
Nigerians including various groups have condemned the hike
According to the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), it said the government did nothing to help citizens cope with the devastating economic impact of the pandemic.
The PDP, on its part, described the increment as “callous, cruel and punishing“, and demanded that it should be reversed to avert “a national crisis.”
But Shehu accused the main opposition party of deceit.
“Don’t allow the PDP to deceive you. Amidst acute shortages, they sold petrol at N600 per litre on Easter Sunday in 2013 (See Punch published on that day),” he tweeted alongside a newspaper publication.
See his tweet below
Don’t allow the PDP to deceive you. Amidst acute shortages, they sold petrol at N600 per litre on Easter Sunday in 2013 (See Punch published on that day). pic.twitter.com/W58V2ZwVy6
— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) September 8, 2020