OrderPaperToday – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the National Assembly has said immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan is the man who saw tomorrow on the issue of petrol price deregulation and removal of subsidy.
The PDP lawmakers accordingly asked the All Progressive s Congress (APC) to apologize to Jonathan for criticizing and spearheading the mass protests against the former president’s attempt to deregulate the petroleum downstream sector in 2012.
Speaking after a closed door meeting that lasted for about two hours on Monday, the Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio and his counterpart in the House of Representatives, Leo
Ogor said current events in the country have vindicated Jonathan.
According to Ogor, “Jonathan was a man who saw tomorrow on the issue of subsidy removal and the APC should apologize to him. What we supposed to have done four years ago is what they are starting now.”
Ogor said the fuel subsidy issue which should have been addressed before has cost the country about N8trillion due to the stout position of the APC against deregulation when Jonathan was in power.
Both PDP leaders also informed journalists that the caucus has set up a twelve man committee to wade into the crises bedeviling the party ahead of its National Convention billed for next week.