- Shehu Sani has reacted to the less-aggressive response of Nigerians towards the increase in fuel price
- The former senator posited that Nigerians did not take to the street because they expected someone to protest for them
- Sani made this bitter-truth disclosure amid social media furies trailing the controversial development
Amid ongoing bitter responses trailing the hike in the price of fuel across the country, Senator Sheu Sani has revealed why Nigerians did not hit the street in protest against the development.
Legit.ng recalls that in what came in as a shock to Nigerians, Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) announced that the price of premium motor spirit popularly known as petrol has been increased to N151.56 per litre.
The development came barely five months after the pump price of premium motor spirit was reduced to N123 per litre by the federal government, with the disclosure made in a memo released by PPMC.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has since rejected the fresh increase in the price of fuel and electricity tariff to N66 per kWh as Nigerians on social media also took to various platforms including Twitter and Facebook to express their displeasure.
Speaking through a tweet on Saturday, September 5, Sani, who represented Kanuda Central in the eighth Senate, said Nigerians did not protest the fuel price as they did in 2012 because they were waiting for people to protest for them.
"Everybody is waiting for somebody to protest and there is nobody," the former lawmaker and critic said in a tweet.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the former senator gave his opinion on why he believed the north would continue to produce presidents.
Speaking during a morning programme on AIT, Sani said that the north is benefitting politically from the agelong disagreement and mistrust between the southwest and the southeast.
The former federal lawmaker said the truth now is that both southern sub-regions will rather align with the north for power than cooperate with each other to reach a consensus on one presidential candidate ahead of 2023 presidential elections.
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