Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has opposed the new pump price for premium motor spirit, (PMS) better known as petrol.
In a post on his Facebook page, the All Progressives Congress (APC) member said Nigerians will be subjected to hardship as a result of the federal government’s decision.
“My position remains unchanged, crystal clear and unwavering; I stand opposed to the removal of petroleum subsidy and I STAND opposed to increase in pump price of petroleum products,” he said.
“It will do nothing other than add to the suffering and further impoverish the masses of our people.”
The senator who was part of the fuel subsidy protest in 2012, described the move as “outright deception” to those who led the protest.
“It amounts to capitulation and outright deception for those of us who led millions of people, out in the street, few years ago, against pump price increase and against subsidy removal to now give economic excuses to justify same,” he said.
“The moral flag we raised in the past is now the scale of justice to measure the degree of our conscience in the present.”
Following months of fuel scarcity which resulted in long queues, Kachikwu announced the increase in pump price of petrol from N87 to N145 on Wednesday.
The military regime arrested and placed Sani on life imprisonment, but he was released after democracy was restored in 1999.