Twitter is currently agog with Nigerians calling out and insulting President Muhammadu Buhari following the increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) and the hike in electricity tariff to N66 per kwh.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) set a pump price of N162 for petrol in the south-west region.
This followed the increase of the ex-depot price for the product by the Petroleum Products Marketing Company, a subsidiary of NNPC. The price was increased from N138 to N151.
Electricity distribution companies (DisCos) across the country also began on 1 September the implementation of a new electricity tariff regime of N66 per kwh.
However, the moves have led a great number of aggrieved Nigerians to start dragging the President on Twitter, describing those moves as cruel and callous.
See some tweets below;
The people who were jumping up & down in Ojota with us under GEJ when Petrol was N86 are now buying for N151 without complain. Fear will not even allow them try the things they did against Jonathan to Buhari.
— Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) September 2, 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari will go down in history as Nigeria worst president we ever had. The misfortune of voting.
— AbdulRasheethe (@Rasheethe) September 2, 2020
Wailers will buy fuel at N151 while Buhari’s supporters will continue buying at #87.
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) September 2, 2020
Fuel price has been increased but the cowards will not dare call out the incompetent, clueless, corrupt, inept & failure #ICCIF Rtd Major General Buhari @MBuhari who is also the Minister of Petroleum but they will focus on Ojota activists and those who voted GEJ in 2015#Cowards pic.twitter.com/pZ8H2t5rPo
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) September 2, 2020
I can vividly recall when i sacrificed my car in order to campaign for this old man called Buhari thinking he’s going to shock us with projects in the north. Not knowing is going to be other way round.
— The Bozzz!😎🕋🕌 (@Auta_Musa_) September 2, 2020
I congratulate Buhari & APC supporters on the raise of Petrol price to N151.56.
These set of people are clearly exempted from the horrific policies of this regime. The increased electricity tariff won't affect them & now there's so much Rice for export in Kano.#RevolutionNow
— Tope Akinyode (@TopeAkinyode) September 2, 2020
They Doubled the Electricity Tariff and increased fuel / petrol price too.
Either ways, Nigerians must suffer.
Sai baba .. sai Buhari . Sai Next level .
— MOONSHINE // WAKANDA FOREVER ⏲ (@ill_nojie) September 2, 2020