A lawyer, Festus Keyamo, who is also a spokesperson for the APC Presidential Campaign Council, described Saraki’s remark shared throughout a Channels TV interview , as an try to discredit the get together’s presidential candidate Buhari.
Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), rejects the Senate President’s submission analyzing that the nation solely uses a most of 22 million litres of gasoline versus what the current government has made everybody imagine.
“In clear demonstration of hallucination with figures, Dr. Bukola Saraki claimed, in an interview with Channels Television just a few days in the past, that Nigeria’s petrol consumption is about 20-22 million Iitres per day and that the current import degree of about 50million litres is a rip-off and fraudulent,” Keyamo objects in an announcement launched on Friday, January 11, 2019.
The shortage of energy in Nigeria has ensured a reliance on petrol for self-generated electrical energy. This dysfunctionality has contributed in a heavy reliance on the commodity.
Since January 2015, the demand for petrol has grown immensely prompting extra importation. Festus Keyamo, whereas responding to Saraki’s allegation says Nigeria’s consumption of petrol in March 2015, was 45 million Iitres per day.
This was under President Goodluck Jonathan’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) government which reportedly confirmed importing 80 million litres of petrol in a day.
The APC spokesperson accused Saraki, the Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign, of trying to undermine Buhari’s campaign to remain in energy, utilizing the allegation and subsequently have to be ignored.
“Nigerians ought to subsequently ignore the tantrums of Dr. Bukola Saraki as they concern the oil and fuel sector,” Festus Keyamo advises in his response.