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Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by Omooba77: 3:29pm On Sep 05, 2023
…says Nigeria experienced economic development during Jonathan’s administration

A former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, said the protest that trailed the fuel subsidy removal during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2012 was due to political interests.

Fayemi said this in his keynote address delivered at a national dialogue organised to celebrate the 60th birthday celebration of the founding National Secretary of Alliance for Democracy and Fellow, Abuja School of Social and Political Thought, Professor Udenta Udenta in Abuja.

The programme was attended by Jonathan, former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili; former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, among others.

The PUNCH reports that on January 1, 2012, President Goodluck announced the removal of fuel subsidy and adjusted the pump price of petrol from N65 per litre to N141.

The decision sparked mass protests, tagged ‘Occupy Nigeria’ across major cities of the country.

The price was later re-adjusted to N97, after more than a week of protests.

Petrol price was later reduced to N87 in 2015.

Jonathan faced serious backlash for the fuel price adjustment, especially from leaders of the All Progressives Congress, who were then in different opposition parties, including the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, Congress for Progressives Congress, All Nigeria Peoples Party, and All Progressive Grand Alliance.

While condemning what he described as the “winners take all” style of Nigeria’s democracy, Fayemi said the challenges facing the nation today cannot be solved unless the country embraced proportional representation, where the spoils of elections are shared between contestants.

According to him, the last time Nigeria experienced economic development was during Jonathan’s administration

Fayemi said, “[b]Today, I read former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s interview in The Cable saying our liberal democracy is not working and we need to revisit it, and I agree with him. We must move from the political alternatives. I think we are almost on a dead end of that.

“What we need is alternative politics and my own notion of alternative politics is that you can’t have 35 per cent of the vote and take 100 per cent. It won’t work! We must look at proportional representation so that the party that is said to have won 21 per cent of the votes will have 21 per cent of the government. Adversary politics bring division and enmity.

“All political parties in the country agreed and they even put in their manifesto that subsidy must be removed. We all said subsidy must be removed. But we in ACN at the time, in 2012, we know the truth Sir, but it is all politics.

“That is why we must ensure that everybody is a crucial stakeholder by stopping all these. Let the manifesto of PDP, APC and Labour Party, be put on the table and select all those who will pilot the programme from all parties[/b].

https://punchng.com/breaking-fuel-subsidy-we-played-politics-with-2012-occupy-nigeria-fayemi/

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by hegelian: 3:30pm On Sep 05, 2023
interesting.. you played politics with the lives of your fellow country men just because u wanna win.. you and your entire generations should be stoned and feed to hyenas

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by Omooba77: 3:32pm On Sep 05, 2023
Wicked people.......

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by Wodu89: 3:34pm On Sep 05, 2023
Nice suggestions

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by iwaeda: 3:34pm On Sep 05, 2023
Omooba77:


…says Nigeria experienced economic development during Jonathan’s administration

A former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, said the protest that trailed the fuel subsidy removal during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2012 was due to political interests.

Fayemi said this in his keynote address delivered at a national dialogue organised to celebrate the 60th birthday celebration of the founding National Secretary of Alliance for Democracy and Fellow, Abuja School of Social and Political Thought, Professor Udenta Udenta in Abuja.

The programme was attended by Jonathan, former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili; former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, among others.



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The PUNCH reports that on January 1, 2012, President Goodluck announced the removal of fuel subsidy and adjusted the pump price of petrol from N65 per litre to N141.

The decision sparked mass protests, tagged ‘Occupy Nigeria’ across major cities of the country.

The price was later re-adjusted to N97, after more than a week of protests.


Petrol price was later reduced to N87 in 2015.


Jonathan faced serious backlash for the fuel price adjustment, especially from leaders of the All Progressives Congress, who were then in different opposition parties, including the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, Congress for Progressives Congress, All Nigeria Peoples Party, and All Progressive Grand Alliance.

While condemning what he described as the “winners take all” style of Nigeria’s democracy, Fayemi said the challenges facing the nation today cannot be solved unless the country embraced proportional representation, where the spoils of elections are shared between contestants.

According to him, the last time Nigeria experienced economic development was during Jonathan’s administration

Fayemi said, “Today, I read former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s interview in The Cable saying our liberal democracy is not working and we need to revisit it, and I agree with him. We must move from the political alternatives. I think we are almost on a dead end of that.

“What we need is alternative politics and my own notion of alternative politics is that you can’t have 35 per cent of the vote and take 100 per cent. It won’t work! We must look at proportional representation so that the party that is said to have won 21 per cent of the votes will have 21 per cent of the government. Adversary politics bring division and enmity.

“All political parties in the country agreed and they even put in their manifesto that subsidy must be removed. We all said subsidy must be removed. But we in ACN at the time, in 2012, we know the truth Sir, but it is all politics.


“That is why we must ensure that everybody is a crucial stakeholder by stopping all these. Let the manifesto of PDP, APC and Labour Party, be put on the table and select all those who will pilot the programme from all parties.”

https://punchng.com/breaking-fuel-subsidy-we-played-politics-with-2012-occupy-nigeria-fayemi/

Now the nemesis has caught up with people without any love for the populace, but just selfishness. Yet some of their blind supporters cheers on. grin angry grin angry grin grin

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by Typicool8(m): 3:35pm On Sep 05, 2023
Chaii..
I'm really hurt reading this like wtf.
So you guys knew the truth yet decided to play politics with the lives of millions of Nigerians.
May you and your generations never know peace forever.

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by Luckylife(m): 3:35pm On Sep 05, 2023
May dirty politics rule your life continuesly!

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by Nobody: 3:38pm On Sep 05, 2023
I don't see the tribunal judges giving a neutral verdict at the PEPT.The only time it would have been possible was before Tinubu was swear in as president.

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by Omooba77: 3:40pm On Sep 05, 2023
Nlfp.mod,Mynd.44 our leaders are purely wicked and self centered.......

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by Hezzyluv: 3:41pm On Sep 05, 2023
Dr. Kayode Fayemi is an IPOB from LP abi? undecided

On a serious note, "The mess Buhari brought upon this country is Legendary".

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by PHIPEX(m): 3:48pm On Sep 05, 2023
Was it politics that made them steal Obi's mandate too?

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by Omooba77: 3:48pm On Sep 05, 2023
We cried then, but the noise from hungerbad and co, may God rest his soul......

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by Omooba77: 3:49pm On Sep 05, 2023
iwaeda:


Now the nemesis has caught up with people without any love for the populace, but just selfishness. Yet some of their blind supporters cheers on. grin angry grin angry grin grin

Nigeria is nor a United nation......

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by iwaeda: 3:50pm On Sep 05, 2023
Omooba77:


Nigeria is nor a United nation......

grin grin

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by Omooba77: 3:59pm On Sep 05, 2023
Jackson619007:
Nonsense country.
New thing will.happen.......

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by Ofunaofu: 4:00pm On Sep 05, 2023
sad
Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by specialmati(m): 4:16pm On Sep 05, 2023
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin chai and now thing have gone worst the thieves that attack the then president are now in charge grin grin grin grin grin the country is gone

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by pol23: 4:16pm On Sep 05, 2023
You played politics with life and livelihood of 200M people.
Also the excess crude account that was advised by Prof Okonjo , you guys head to court to to share it.. spearheaded by Fashola and Amechi.
If anyone can read between the lines, it means this people don’t care about us, they never cared about the country.
Not just APC … All of them PDP and LP… they’re all thieves.
Does Fayemi and Tinubu knows the consequences of their stupid actions them… GEJ being a man with subtle heart couldn’t take his stand…
He wasn’t man enough for Nigeria, nation cannot be built listening every cat and Dog.
There’s enough reason for him to lock up Buhari , but He didn’t.
Now look at the mess we’re in.
If you’re waiting for the tribunal case to favor PDP or APC, you don’t know what you’re doing.
Tinubu is a bad man, no one, I repeat no one can take that presidency from him…. Na man like that we need, but with a good heart and good intentions, no be Emilokan mentality.
Funsho Williams death still remains a mystery till date… the same way you won’t have answers to pregozhian death… GEJ suppose use that gimmick… but too soft.. He’s not holy either, man has lots of good plan, but people around him just cashing out.
If you know how much people collect for SURE-P.
But if na Tinubu won do SureP and He mean am, trust we go see the effect.
But Tinubu has too many criminals around him.
Hands sef don dey pain me abeg.

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by ecolime(m): 4:17pm On Sep 05, 2023
BAT, Buhari, Tunde Bakare & APC need to apologise to Nigerians regarding the 2012 protests.

The failure to remove subsidy then is what practically led Nigeria into this current mess.

Now that it is finally gone, how is the government making use of the savings for the good of the populace and what measures are in place to fix the moribund refineries?

All these and more should take center stage in Tinubu's administration.

Also, why is Dangote refinery not working yet? Does the capitalist want Petrol to match diesel at 850 before he starts producing?

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by SpIitmind: 4:17pm On Sep 05, 2023
Thank you Mr Falana for helping us to remove the Otuoke drunkaad from power into the hands of the rightful owners of Nigeria. Now that you served us well you should shut up and know your place. That your useless son is becoming a nuisance that our security agents will take care of soon.

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by Omooba77: 4:17pm On Sep 05, 2023
They just wanted GEJ out at all cost......

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Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by Kolayer: 4:17pm On Sep 05, 2023
angry
Omooba77:
We cried then, but the noise from hungerbad and co, may God rest his soul......
Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by iammo(m): 4:17pm On Sep 05, 2023
His business
Re: Fuel Subsidy: We Played Politics With 2012 Occupy Nigeria – Fayemi by jospepper(m): 4:17pm On Sep 05, 2023
Nigeria is not ready to go anywhere.

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