By Deborah Mustapha
The former President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has again broke silence over the increased of electricity price as he said that its ill-timed amidst COVID-19 pandemic.
Atiku recently expressed his feelings on his Twitter page after the increased of the electricity price took effect on September 1st.
“I reject the increased electricity tariffs. Coming out of the lockdown, Nigerians need a stimulus, not an impetuous disregard for the challenges they face.
“Many Nigerians have not earned an income for months, due to no fault of theirs. This increase is ill-timed and ill-advised”, he wrote.
Following reactions from Nigerians on social media, many have been seen supporting Atiku over the rejection, stated that Atiku should rise and lead protest.
“Dear H. E. @atiku, come out and lead Nigerians in a nationwide protest.
“We are waiting for you in 2023 to reverse this negative pandemic of a government. Atiku means jobs and economic prosperity. You are a business man and you know what it means to run a business in Nigeria.
“Let’s move from twitter to the streets. APC did it when they were in opposition, you can do it NOW! What is opposition that only wail on Twitter?
“Enough of the press release from you and the PDP. We have read enough. Lead a nation wide protest, and see the rest of Nigeria hit the street. This is the time for action”, comments read.