Fuel Subsidy: Peter Obi's Running Mate Datti Speaks on Plan to End Years-long Scam

Fuel Subsidy: Peter Obi's Running Mate Datti Speaks on Plan to End Years-long Scam

  • An end to the fuel subsidy scam which has eaten deep into Nigeria's system might just be a few months away
  • The vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party Yusuf Ahmed Datti said if elected into power, the ObiDatti administration will assure an end to the subsidy regime
  • According to Datti, himself, Peter Obi and the Labour Party are focused on making Nigeria work again

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Yusuf Ahmed Datti, the running mate to the Labour Party's 2023 presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has assured that their administration if elected into power will ensure that the fuel subsidy scam will end within 100 days in office.

The Cable reports that Datti assured that Peter Obi's administration will “sort” the petrol subsidy “scam” if elected.

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Peter Obi, Yusuf Datti, Labour Party, 2023 presidential election, fuel subsidy
Yusuf Ahmed Datti has said that the fuel subsidy scam in Nigeria will end within 100 days of the Labour Party's administration. Photo: Peter Obi
Source: Twitter

The vice-presidential candidate in the forthcoming election said that all strategies will be deployed to ensure that there will be no wasted funds for the country.

His words:

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“In the first 100 days, by the time we sort the problem of fuel subsidy scam and we are able to deploy Nigeria’s wasted funds into healthcare and education, you will begin to feel it."

Also stating that Peter Obi has all the required capacity to deliver his promises to Nigeria, Datti said the records of the former governor of Anambra state speak for him.

He added:

“Records are not in doubt. The same applies to me. Nothing is in doubt; no international controversy; no international criminal case against us.

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“Good people are in short supply in a political system like ours. Where did you find the like of Peter Obi? They come once in a generation.”

CAN makes fresh list of presidential candidate Nigerians should vote for in February elections

The Christain Association of Nigeria (CAN) gave a directive to Nigerians on the appropriate candidates to vote for during the forthcoming elections.

Speaking to a congregation of worshippers at the Family Worship Center, the lead pastor, Sarah Omakwu, said she was sent by CAN to pass a message to Nigerians. CAN has urged Nigerians to ensure they use their PVCs to vote for the right candidates during the 2023 elections.

Her words:

"So CAN sent me to you, the Christain Association of Nigeria and they said I should say this to you."

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The present administration had earlier been accused of bringing hardship upon the people by frustrating Nigeria's economic stability.

The allegation against President Muhammadu Buhari's led administration was made by Bola Tinubu, the standard-bearer of the APC.

Tinubu said that the naira-to-dollar exchange moved from N200 to N800 between 2015 and 2023.

Source: Legit.ng

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Nnenna Ibeh Nnenna Ibeh is a journalist with over 10 years of experience with various media organisations including Premium Times. Being on the front burner of reporting politics and the different dimensions of governance, she is also passionate about girls' education and women's and children's health. With degrees in Journalism, Peace Studies & Conflict Res., and Dev. Studies, Nnenna has worked in the dev. sector as a communications officer for the Centre for Democracy and Dev. email: ibehnnenna@gmail.com

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