Apologise to Nigerians over fuel subsidy scam, CNPP tells PDP
By Chris Ochayi
ABUJA—Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, has asked Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to apologise to Nigerians over the fuel subsidy scam. It also urged the judiciary to be stead-fast and stand up to be counted in serving the course of justice in the trial of those involved in the scam.
CNPP noted that the money stolen by members, supporters and affiliates of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the subsidy scam, contributed to gross unemployment, dilapidated infrastructure and decay of social services, and stressed that anyone found wanting must face the wrath of the law.
National Publicity Secretary of CNPP, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, in a statement, weekend, in Abuja, added that the stolen fund was more than enough to build two refineries of 500,000 barrels of oil per day capacity.
Okechukwu said rather than insulting the intelligence of Nigerians, PDP should tender unreserved apology to Nigerians over the embarrassing, despicable and unconscionable handling of the fuel subsidy financial profile between 2006 and 2011.
“We also call on judges handling the fuel subsidy scam cases to let justice be done,” he said.