Increase in petrol price, electricity tarrif: group call on Buhari to resign Wednesday Protesters in Osun. Credit: Tribune Online

Increase in petrol price, electricity tarrif: group call on Buhari to resign

President Mohammadu Buhari has been on fire since the increase in petrol price and hike in the electricity tarrif as different mass actions has been taken against the decision by Nigerians.

On Wednesday, protesters in Osun state called on the president to resign or otherwise to reduce the pump price of petrol and the electricity tarrif.

The protesters under the banner of Osun Civil Society Coalition and Joint Action Front (JAF), stormed the streets of Osogbo, the Osun State capital to express their grievances and displeasure in the Buhari-led administration.

According to Tribune Online, the Protesters converged at the popular Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Old Garage area around 8:15 am and commence the demonstration against the hike in electricity tariff and price of petrol.

The Wednesday’s demonstration which is the third protest staged against the increase in electricity tarrif and petrol price by the federal government, consist of consisting of human right activists and students across Osun state.

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Tribune online reported that the protesters moved through Oke-Fia junction, Alekuwodo, Ola-Iya Junction and rounded off the demonstration in front of the premises of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union Journalists (NUJ), Osun State chapter, located at Fagbewesa, Osogbo.

Displaying placards, bearing various inscriptions, the protesters chanted solidarity songs to denounce the action of the federal government and also demanded the immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The inscriptions on the placards and banner read thus “Nationalise the oil sector under workers democratic control’, ‘no to fuel, electricity tariff, ‘Buhari govt anti-masses, among others.

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Speaking to journalists, one of the leaders of the protesters, who is also the convener of Dialogue 360, Comrade Waheed Saka, said, “Nigerians have never had it so bad like we are under the current administration. We are here to protest against the hike in price which has affected businesses.”

Another human right activist and lawyer, Comrade Alfred Adegoke contended that “we are on the streets today to call for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari for his refusal to revert the electricity tariff and petrol price.”

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