OPC berates Buhari over hike in electricity tariff
The O’odua Peoples Congress (OPC), yesterday, said President Muhammadu Buhari was insensitive to the plight of Nigerians following the recent hike in electricity tariffs, describing the decision as “brutish, inhuman and an attempt to cause a national crisis.”
In a communiqué issued after its meeting in Lagos, the Aare Onakankanfo of Yoruba land and National Coordinator of OPC, Otunba Gani Adams, said Nigeria would find it difficult, if not impossible to overcome its socio-economic and political challenges, except the country reverted to true federalism on the basis of regionalism.
The communiqué, signed by the National Secretary, Yinka Oguntimehin, also noted that the country would not make progress with the 1999 Constitution, which it described as ‘democratic albatross.’
“OPC is concerned about the state of the nation. We are worried about the current political structure and state of the economy. We are particularly worried about the security situation in the country.”
“How do we explain the fact that in the first week of the New Year, the Federal Government suddenly increased electricity tariffs, the decision is sad and brutish. Government can no longer save the situation from degenerating further,” the communiqué reads.
The group also urged the Federal Government to urgently overhaul the nation’s security architecture to guarantee the security of life and property, saying: “All the service chiefs have overstayed their tenure, as they have nothing new to offer anymore.”