The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured Nigerians that the pump price of petrol will not be increased in the near future.
John Akpanudoedehe, secretary of the APC Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), said this at an event organised by the party’s professionals forum in Abuja.
The event which was held at the party’s national secretariat was to showcase the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
NAN reports that Akpanudoedehe, who represented Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the caretaker committee, thanked the forum for enlightening Nigerians on the achievements, programmes and policies of the administration.
“Another thing we have achieved which is recently is the issue in the pump price of petroleum, the party said no to it,” Akpanudoedehe said.
“It doesn’t matter the circumstances, the party say the time is not ripe, that is the position of the party and they listened.”
He assured the forum that the APC leadership will continue to partner with it, adding that Buhari is a listening president.
“Many of the things you complained about, he already knows, once you bring anything or those issues before him, he will take it with commitment,” he said.
In February, Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum resources, asked Nigerians to get ready to bear the pains of increased petrol pump price as crude oil prices leap above $60 per barrel.
But in March, the NNPC said it would maintain the current ex-depot price of petrol until the end of negotiations with organised labour.
Mele Kyari, group managing director of NNPC, on Monday, said there will be no increase in the ex-depot price of petrol in May.