The increase of fuel pump price has been described as ‘senseless, heartless, insensitive and wicked,’ said by Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).
The CUPP vowed to take legal action against the increase, but to also reach out with a view to mobilizing civil society organisations and organised groups for mass action, if the President Muhammadu Buhari failed to reverse the price increase of fuel.
This was revealed in a statement by CUPP through its National Publicity Secretary, Imo Ikenga Ugochineyere, on Wednesday.
CUPP statement was a response to an earlier announcement of the increase in the price of fuel to N151,56 by the product Marketing Comapany (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The CUPP regretting the increase came barely one day after the hike in electricity tariff by the Buhari government took effect said:
CUPP calling on this government to rescind this unpopular decision with immediate effect, failure to do this, legal action will be taken.
We are also going to reach out with a view to mobilising civil society organisations and organised groups for mass action.
“We urge Nigerians to be ready to take an active part in the proposed mass civil action in case the Federal Government, in its usual style turns a deaf ear to our legitimate and patriotic call.”